Bernard Fox Of Bewitched And The Mummy Passes Away At 89

bernardfoxWelsh actor Bernard Fox passed away today form heart failure, he was 89 years old. Fox had a long a varied career and what you know him best for really depends on your age. In the 1960's he played Colonel Crittendon in eight episodes of Hogan's Heroes. He also made nineteen appearances as the womanizing Dr. Bombay on Bewitched. He was the voice of the Chairman in The Rescuers, appeared on most television shoes through the 70s and 80s including Colunbo, Barnaby Jones, M.A.S.H., What's Happening, The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider Hart to Hart, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, Riptide, Murder She Wrote, Punky Brewster and Pee Wee's Playhouse. He finished his career by playing Captain Winston Havlock in the 1999 The Mummy, appeared as Dr. Bombay on Passions and played his last role as Henry on Dharma & Greg.

Fittingly, he had an interesting set of bookend movies in his career. One of the first movies he did in 1958 was A Night To Remember, the story of the Titanic and he was uncredited as Lookout Frederick Fleet, the man to first the the iceberg from the crow's nest. 39 years later he would play Colonel Archibald Gracie in James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic.

He was a life-long fan of magic and a longtime member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline, daughter Amanda and grandkids David-Mitchel and Samantha.

 

 

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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