Monday, June 17, 2024

Tom Hanks Breaks His Silence on Passing of Bosom Buddy Peter Scolari on Jimmy Kimmel Live


Tom Hanks got his big break starring with Peter Scolari on “Bosom Buddies” back in 1980. The series, a take off on “Some Like it Hot,” only ran a couple of seasons but established them, featured future Tony winner Holland Taylor, and actress Donna Dixon who went on to marry Dan Aykroyd. Scolari would go on to successes on “Newhart” and “Girls,” where he won an Emmy.

When Scolari died last month from cancer at age 66, Hanks remained mum on social media. But last night he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and reminisced about Scolari, who he worked with again years later on Broadway in “Lucky Guy.”

The Scolari part of the talk begins at 10:53.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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