LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether he played a small-town sheriff, a murder-solving priest or the father of 1950s teens in "Happy Days," the show that made him famous, Tom Bosley was a warm and comforting presence on TV sets in America and around the world .
Bosley, best known as the often flustered but always fatherly Howard Cunningham on "Happy Days," died Tuesday in Palm Springs. He was 83.
"Mr. Bosley... I grew up with you on my TV set and I loved watching you and the whole "Happy Days" crew! You are very loved and will be missed. I wish this generation could appreciate shows such as Happy Days."
– Tina Gayle Cates, fan,
Casa Grande, AZ, Nov 12, 2010