Bobo Lewis Movies and Career Information

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May 14, 1926
United States of America

Barbara "Bobo" Lewis (May 14, 1926, Miami, Florida – November 6, 1998, New York, New York) was an American comedic actress of film, musical theatre, stage and television. Bobo Lewis was most famous for her role as gossip Midge Smoot on the children's television series Shining Time Station. She won rave reviews for her work and remained with the show for its entire run from 1989-1993. Lewis would later appear in three succeeding Shining Time Specials. Several of her appearances live on through YouTube. Bobo was seen in a hand of well-known films including Under the Yum Yum Tree (1969), Can't Stop the Music (1980), Her Alibi (1989), Miami Blues (1990), The Paper (1994), Arthur (1981) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). She teamed up with Working co-star Lynne Thigpen to create the Lynne Thigpen-Bobo Lewis Foundation "[in order] to help young actresses and actors learn how to survive and succeed in New York theater". Bobo Lewis died on November 6, 1998 at New York Hospital in Manhattan from cancer, aged 72. She never married or had children, and left no immediate survivors.

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