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Peter Scolari, 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Girls' actor, dies at 66

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Peter Scolari, 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Girls' actor, dies at 66
Peter Scolari, an actor who played Henry on "Bosom Buddies" and Michael on "Newhart," died after a battle with cancer. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Bosom Buddies actor Peter Scolari has died.

Scolari died Friday morning after a two-year battle with cancer, Deadline reported. He was 66.

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Scolari's manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment, confirmed the actor's death to Variety.

Scolari came to fame as Henry Desmond on Bosom Buddies, which aired for two seasons on ABC from 1980 to 1982. The series co-starred Tom Hanks as Kip Wilson.

Scolari went on to star as Michael Harris on the CBS series Newhart. He was nominated three times for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the role.

In more recent years, Scolari played Tad Horvath, the father of Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) on the HBO series Girls. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the show.

The actor also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Hairspray and Lucky Guy.

Scolari is survived by his wife, Tracy Shayne, and children Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton and Cali.

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Bob Dole attends a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 29, 2017. The former Kansas senator and Republican presidential and vice presidential candidate died on December 5 at the age of 98. Pool Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo

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