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Peter Scolari, who rose to fame with Tom Hanks in the offbeat sitcom “Bossom Friends” and later appeared with Bob Newhart in “Newhart,” died Friday at the age of 66 after a two-year battle with cancer. Done.


His manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed his death to Deadline.

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Scolari won an Emmy for his work on “Girls,” which portrayed series star Lena Dunham’s character’s father. He was nominated three times for a supporting-actor Emmy for his work in “Newhart.”

The New York native recently appeared in the series “Evil”.

She has an extensive list of credits appearing on shows including “Happy Days,” “Hotel,” “Family Ties,” “The Love Boat,” “Empty Nest,” “The West Wing” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” Is.

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He lent his voice to the animated Christmas film “The Polar Express”, which starred Hanks.

It was “Bossom Friends” that made Scolari a star. He and Hanks starred as roommates who dressed up as women so that they could live in an affordable apartment in a building exclusively for women.

Scolari was also a skilled stage actor, appearing in Broadway shows including “Hairspray” and “Wicked.” He also appeared on stage with Hanks in 2013’s “Lucky Guy”.

He is survived by his wife Tracy Shayne and children Nichols, Keaton, Joseph and Callie.

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