"Golden Age" Radio Comedy Writer Fox Dies
November 2, 2005 at 6:43 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of radio and TV comedy writer FRED S. FOX, who died OCTOBER 23 of pneumonia at 90.
FOX started in 1939 as a writer-producer and children's show host at KYA-A and KSFO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, then, after serving in the OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION, began writing for several prominent network radio shows and personalities like BURNS AND ALLEN, ROSEMARY CLOONEY, BING CROSBY, DORIS DAY, and SPIKE JONES. In 1944, he joined BOB HOPE's writing staff for NBC's RED network and stayed with HOPE for many years on radio and TV, and was a writer for many sitcoms and specials over the years, including "THE LOVE BOAT," "DOBIE GILLIS," "F-TROOP," "ALL IN THE FAMILY," and "THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW." He also co-wrote the GEORGE BURNS movie "OH, GOD! BOOK II."