Bobo Lewis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bobo Lewis
Born Barbara Lewis
(1926-05-14)May 14, 1926
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Died November 6, 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 72)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962–1998

Barbara "Bobo" Lewis (May 14, 1926, Miami, Florida – November 6, 1998, New York, New York) was an American comedic actress of film, musical theatre, stage and television.

Stage roles[edit]

  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (as Bernice Roth); April 6, 1987 - August 1, 1987
  • 42nd Street (as Maggie Jones; replacement); July 21, 1987 - January 8, 1989
  • Working (as Fran Swenson, Grace Clements, Lucille Page and Rose Hoffman); May 14, 1978 - June 4, 1978
  • Lorelei (as Mrs. Ella Spofford; replacement); January 27, 1974 -November 3, 1974
  • The Women (as Dowager and as Olga); April 25, 1973 - June 17, 1973
  • Twigs (as Emily, Celia, Dorothy and Ma; standby); November 14, 1971 - July 23, 1972


Bobo Lewis was most famous for her role as gossip Midge Smoot on the children's television series Shining Time Station. She remained with the show for its entire run from 1989-1993. Lewis would later appear in three succeeding Shining Time Specials in 1995. Her other television appearances include roles on sitcoms such as Bewitched, The Monkees, That Girl and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..


Bobo was seen in a handful of well-known films including Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Can't Stop the Music (1980), Her Alibi (1989), Miami Blues (1990), The Paper (1994), Arthur (1981), Way...Way Out (1966), and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).


She teamed up with Working co-star Lynne Thigpen to create the Lynne Thigpen-Bobo Lewis Foundation "[in order] to help young actresses and actors learn how to survive and succeed in New York theater".


Bobo Lewis died on November 6, 1998 at New York Hospital in Manhattan from cancer, aged 72.

External links[edit]