Character Actress Bobo Lewis, Drama Desk Winner, Dead at 72

News   Character Actress Bobo Lewis, Drama Desk Winner, Dead at 72
 
Bobo Lewis, 72, a stage, TV and film actress whose work was seen on Broadway, in regional theatre and with Off-Broadway's Circle Repertory Company, died Nov. 6 at New York Hospital, The New York Times reported.

Bobo Lewis, 72, a stage, TV and film actress whose work was seen on Broadway, in regional theatre and with Off-Broadway's Circle Repertory Company, died Nov. 6 at New York Hospital, The New York Times reported.

The cause was cancer, according to The Times.

Ms. Lewis won a 1978 Drama Desk Award for her performance as the teacher in the Broadway musical, Working, based on Studs Terkel's book. She appeared in several Circle Rep productions, including the CRC's 1978-79 revival of The Runner Stumbles with William Hurt. She performed with such regional theatres as Seattle Repertory Theatre, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

In 1997 she was nominated for a best supporting actress Joseph Jefferson Award for her role as Stella in Light Up the Sky at the Goodman.

She appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street, On the 20th Century and Twigs, among others. She played the manicurist in the Broadway revival of The Women. Her role in John Bishop's The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 was reportedly written for her. A film and TV actress, Ms. Lewis made regular appearances on TV's "That Girl" and "Bewitched," playing Agnes Moorehead's sister on the latter. Her most recent film appearance was in "One True Thing" with Meryl Streep, playing a neighborhood friend of Streep's character.

-- By Kenneth Jones

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