Joseph Bova

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Joseph Bova
BornMay 25, 1924
DiedMarch 12, 2006 (aged 81)
Englewood, New Jersey

Joseph Bova (May 25, 1924 – March 12, 2006) worked in early television, having a children's show on WABC-TV in New York (following Bob Keeshan who had left for CBS as Captain Kangaroo). He played Prince Dauntless in Once Upon A Mattress.

Bova was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Mary (née Catalano) and Anthony Bova.[1] He died of emphysema at the Actor's Fund retirement home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 81 years old.[2]



  1. ^ "Joseph Bova Biography (1924-)".
  2. ^ "Joseph Bova, 81, Actor With Flair for Comedy". The New York Times. 21 March 2006.

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