Bernard Fox, Film and TV Star of BEWITCHED, TITANIC, THE MUMMY and More, Passes Away
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that famous welsh actor, Bernard Fox, known to millions of fans for his iconic roles of Dr. Bombay on the hit series Bewitched and the naive, bumbling Colonel Crittendon on Hogan's Heroes, as well as key roles in Titanic (1997), The Mummy (1999) and daytimes General Hospital has died today at Valley presbyterian hospital in Van Nuys of heart failure.
Mr. FOX started his film career at the age of only 18 months and by the age of 14 he was an assistant manager of a theatre.
After his naval services in the Royal Navy during World War II he resumed his career and soon was in 30 film credits from 1956 to 2004 include two films revolving around the sinking of RMS Titanic, separated by 39 years. FOX was in both Titanic (1997) (as Colonel Archibald Gracie IV) and the earlier version of the tragedy A Night to Remember (1958) (uncredited as Frederick Fleet). In the latter, he delivered the line "Iceberg dead ahead, sir!" while playing the part of a sailor in the ship's crow's nest.
Other film roles ranged from supporting parts in broad comedies (Yellowbeard, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and The Private Eyes, playing a homicidal butler in the last) to supplying THE VOICE of the Chairmouse in the Disney animated features The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. He played the role of Winston Havelock, a retired Air Force pilot, in the 1999 adventure film The Mummy. In 2004, FOX made his final appearance before retirement in Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.
2016... again. Cross Gently, Mr Fox...
The other night when I was watching Bewitched.
I think that there are only 2 living original members of the Bewitched cast living.
1 Male--Bernie Kopel (male re-occurring roles).
1 Female--Tabitha--Erin Murphy (series regular).
RIP Dr. Bombay
Tabatha's little brother Adam. (Also played by Greg Lawrence--and I think Erin also had a twin who was in some episodes.)