Bosom Buddies star, Peter Scolari is dead


Emmy-winning actor, Peter Scolari who starred opposite lifelong friend Tom Hanks in the early 1980s sitcom Bosom Buddies, is dead.

His passing was confirmed by his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky. He was said to have battled cancer for 2 years.

Ellen said;

“He was a wonderful, wonderful, extraordinary actor.”

Scolari whose credits also included Newhart and HBO’s Girls, landed his first major acting role in the short-lived 1980 ABC comedy Goodtime Girls. Later that year, he and a then-unknown Hanks starred in Bosom Buddies, playing two guys who disguise themselves as women to live in an affordable, all-female apartment building.


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