Barbara Bosson Obituary – Cause of Death: ‘Hill Street Blues’ star Barbara Bosson dies at 83.
Barbara Bosson died on Saturday in Los Angeles. Her son, Jesse Bochco confirmed. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Fay Furillo on “Hill Street Blues.” She had turned 83.
Bosson was born in 1939 in Charleroi, Pa. In 1968, Steve McQueen’s crime thriller “Bullitt” was her first major film role.
Bosson married “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” and “Murder One” writer and producer Steven Bochco in 1970. They had two children together. In 1997, they split up. In 2018, Bochco died.
Bosson was a main cast member on the TV show “Hill Street Blues” from 1981 to 1986. She played Fay Furillo, the ex-wife of police captain Frank Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti). During her time on the show, she was nominated for five Emmys for best supporting actress in a drama series. In 1995, she was nominated in the same category for her role as Miriam Grasso in “Murder One.” This movie is about a famous lawyer named Theodore Hoffman and his life at a law firm in Los Angeles.
Bosson has also been in “Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours,” “Richie Brockelman, Private Eye,” “Hooperman,” “Cop Rock,” and “The Last Starfighter,” and he has made guest appearances on “Mannix,” “Crazy Like a Fox,” “L.A. Law,” “Civil Wars,” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” She has also written books like “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” “A Session With the Committee,” and “Scattering Dad.”