Beloved Actress Barbara Bosson Passes Away, Leaving Behind her Children and Family

Barbara Bosson was a well-known actress from America. She became famous for her work in a TV show called Hill Street Blues, and she was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards in a row for her role in it. Recently, she has been all over the internet following her death news. In this article, we will get to know more about her cause of death, her ex-husband, and her children.

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Beloved ‘Hill Street Blues’ Actress Barbara Bosson Passes Away at 83

Actress Barbara Bosson, who was known for “Hill Street Blues” died on Saturday. She was 83. Her death news was announced by her son, Jessie Bochco on Instagram. He quoted:

“More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at. When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn’t, you may well have also known that too. Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama. Barbara “Babs” Bosson Bochco 1939-2023 ❤️”

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The exact reason behind her death has not been disclosed in the media yet. We express our heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. Rest in Peace.

Apart from “Hill Street Blues,” Bosson was recognized for her performances on three well-known ABC shows, “Hooperman,” “Cop Rock,” and “Murder One.” For “Hill Street Blues”, she received Emmy nominations for supporting drama actress in each of the show’s first five seasons.

Meet Steven Bochco, Co-creator of “Hill Street Blues” & Ex-husband of Barbara Bosson

Steven Bochco was a TV writer and producer from America. He created various TV shows such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Cop Rock, and NYPD Blue. In the 1960s, Steven met Barbara Bosson while he was at University in the Sunshine State. They fell in love with each other and got married in 1970. They had two children: one son, and one daughter together.

Barbara Bosson Husband

After seven years of togetherness, they got separated in 1997. Sadly, Steven died at the age of 74 in 2018, after fighting a battle with leukemia.

Meet Barbara Bosson’s children

Barbara Bosson had two children with her former husband, Steven Bochco. The children are Daughter Melissa and son, Jesse John Bochco.

The couple welcomed their son, Jesse John Bochco on March 2, 1975, before their separation. He is currently 47 years old and is an American television director & producer. Steven Bochco is married to her beautiful wife, Kate Danson. They got married in 2009.

According to his Instagram posts, he is a dog lover.

Bochco’s father, who created the show Hill Street Blues, gave him his first and only acting job as Frank Furillo Jr. in 1982. He portrayed the role of Fay Furillo, a character performed by Barbara Bosson. As an associate producer on his father’s television series Philly (2001–2002), which starred Kim Delaney, Bochco launched his career in production.

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In 2002’s “Tall Tales” episode of the show, he made his directorial debut. He later went on to direct episodes of his father’s productions of NYPD Blue, Over There, Commander in Chief, and Raising the Bar. Dirt, Lincoln Heights, Standoff, John from Cincinnati, The Closer, Prison Break, Nip/Tuck, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dallas are just a few of the numerous TV shows he has directed.

Barbara Bosson Early Life & Career

Barbara Bosson was born on November 1, 1939, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. She started acting in the 1969 movie Bullitt, where she didn’t have a credited role. After that, she acted in many TV shows in the 1970s, including Mannix, Longstreet, Alias Smith and Jones, McMillan & Wife, Griff, and Richie Brockelman, Private Eye.

But her most famous role was in the TV show Hill Street Blues in 1981, which her then-husband Steven Bochco co-created. She played the character Fay Furillo, who was the ex-wife of Frank Furillo, played by Daniel J. Travanti. She acted in this series from 1981 to 1985, and during this time, she got nominated five times for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Barbara Bosson Early Age

After Hill Street Blues, she acted in the ABC show Hooperman, which was a comedy-drama series where she played Captain C.Z. Stern in over 40 episodes. She also acted as Mayor Louise Plank in Cop Rock, which was a short-lived musical police drama.

Her next significant role was in the ABC legal drama Murder One in 1995, which was also created by Bochco (the couple divorced in 1997). In this series, she acted as Deputy District Attorney Miriam Grasso for 41 episodes and received another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.