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Emmy-winner Peter Scolari dies at 66

Emmy-winner Peter Scolari dies at 66

Scolari made a breakthrough in 1980 alongside Tom Hanks in the TV sitcom “Bosom Buddies”. Since then, he has acted in several films and television, and is also active in the theater. Scolari died of complications from cancer.

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Peter Scolari died of cancer at the age of 66.

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Hollywood – American actor Peter Scolari, who started his career with Tom Hanks on the comedy series “Possum Buddies”, has died. diverse With. The Emmy Award winner was 66 years old. Actress Lena Dunham (35) praised Scolari as an icon of comedy. Dunham wrote on Instagram that he was her best TV dad.

In the hit series “Girls,” Scolari played Hannah Dunham’s father. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest in a Comedy Series in 2016.

He achieved huge success in Hollywood in 1980 alongside Tom Hanks in the television sitcom “Bosom Buddies”. They played young men who dress up as women to live in an inexpensive little girl’s house. Both actors have worked together several times, including Hanks’ directorial debut “That Thing You Do!” (1996) and in “Der Polarexpress” (2004). In 2013 they appeared together on Broadway in the play “Lucky Guy”.

Scolari was nominated three times for an Emmy for his role in the comedy series “Newhart” for several years. From 1997 to 2000 he played the leading role in the TV series “Baby, I’ve Shrunk the Babies”. (APA/DSPA)