Tony Winner Philip Bosco Dead @ 88

Tony winner and American Theatre Hall of Famer Philip Bosco, who appeared in more than 50 shows on Broadway throughout his long career, died December 3, THR reports. He was 88.

Philip Bosco: September 26, 1930—December 3, 2018 (Image via NBC)

Bosco was first nominated for a Tony for his Broadway debut, 1960s Rape of the Belt, racking up six nominations and one win, for Lend Me a Tenor (1989), through 2006.

Along with theater, Bosco appeared extensively on TV and in a slew of familiar films, perhaps most famously in 1988's Working Girl and in 2007's The Savages.

Other films in which he acted include A Lovely Way to Die (1968), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Three Men and a Baby (1987) and The First Wives Club (1996).

Debuting on TV in 1953, some of his memorable roles included playing Judge Terhune on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002-2006) and Hollis Nye on Damages (2007-2009, with his last dramatic performance on TV in 2009's When the Evening Comes.

My beloved grandfather, an indomitable force in the theater and a man of goodness beyond measure, passed away yesterday...

Posted by Luke Bosco on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Nancy, seven children and numerous grandchildren.

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