Barbara Bosson, 83, Dies

Barbara Bosson (born November 1, 1939) is an American actress and television producer. She was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, and raised in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

Bosson is best known for her role as Fay Furillo on the TV series “Hill Street Blues” from 1981 to 1987. She also appeared in other TV shows such as “Murder One,” “Hooperman,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” and “The Rockford Files.”

In addition to her work in front of the camera, Bosson has also worked behind the scenes as a producer. She produced several episodes of “Hill Street Blues” and co-created the TV series “Cop Rock” with her husband Steven Bochco.

Bosson was married to Steven Bochco, a well-known television producer and writer, from 1970 until his death in 2018. They had two children together.

Hill Street Blues is an American police drama television series that aired on NBC from 1981 to 1987. The show was created by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, and it was notable for its realistic and gritty portrayal of urban police work.

The series was set in a fictional police station in an unnamed American city, and it followed the personal and professional lives of a diverse group of police officers, detectives, and other law enforcement officials. The show tackled a wide range of social and political issues, including racism, drug addiction, corruption, and urban decay.

Hill Street Blues was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards during its run, including 26 Emmy Awards. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest television dramas of all time and is credited with revolutionizing the police procedural genre.

The show also launched the careers of many actors, including Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Betty Thomas, and Dennis Franz.

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