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The world of cinema is in mourning. A few minutes ago the deadline portal revealed that Peter Scolari, television and stage actor, passed away this morning at the age of 66 after a two-year fight with cancer. Scolari rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks in the hit TV comedy ‘Bosom Buddies’, playing the character of Henry Dumond.
Subsequently, the actor ventured into the world of acting both on the big and small screen for 43 years and in that time Peter Scolari launched a rather admirable acting career, having three Grammy Award nominations to his credit. for his work on ‘Newhart’, and also won a Primetime Emmy in 2016 for his enigmatic role as Tad Horvath on the HBO series ‘Girls’.
In addition to being remembered for his work on ‘Bosom Buddies’, The truth is that Peter Scolari will also be renowned for his roles in the successful series’ Murphy Brown ‘(1998) and’ The Good Fight (2017). It should be noted that Peter Scolari was introduced to the world of theater for a long time, having a role on Broadway in the musicals ‘Hairspray’ (2003), ‘Lucky Guy’ (2013) along with Tom Hanks and ‘Wicked’ (2016). He also participated in the plays ‘Sly Fox’ (2004), Magic / Bird (2012) and ‘Bronx Brothers’ (2014).
Many celebrities who had the honor of working with Peter Scolari on his films or series expressed their condolences after the death of the 66-year-old actor was announced. One of the first to do this was the actress Julia Duffy, who was the co-star of the series ‘Newhart’ and published a photo of both actors on her Twitter account, who shared the photo accompanied with the caption: “There is no better couple “
Harvey Fierstein, a close friend of the actor and co-star of the musical series ‘Hairspray’, sent a message to his late friend via tweet on his Twitter account.
“It is sad to hear the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer. There was no sweeter man on the planet. We performed together at Hairspray for a while and it was always a total pleasure. Goodbye, dear Peter “Harvey Fierstein
Robert King, co-creator and showrunner of ‘Evil’, wrote several tweets in tribute to Scolari, praising her ability to perform and bring pieces of work to life: “He always took a scene out of nothing and found different ways to spin weird pauses that made him jump,” he said.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.