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Bernard Fox
Born 11 May 1927
Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

Bernard M. Fox (born 11 May 1927) is a Welsh-born British film and television actor. is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Port Talbot (Welsh: Aberafan or Porth Talbot) is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Fox, a "fifth generation performer",[1] was born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales to Queenie Barrett and Gerald Lawson,[2] both of whom were stage actors.[3] He had an older sister, Mavis, and has been married to his wife Jacqueline since 1961. Port Talbot (Welsh: Aberafan or Porth Talbot) is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...


Career

His 34 film credits over 43 years (through 1999) include two movies revolving around the sinking of RMS Titanic, separated by 39 years. Fox was in both Titanic (1997) (as Col. Archibald Gracie) and the earlier version of the tragedy A Night to Remember (1958) (uncredited as Fredrick Fleet.) In the latter, he delivered the immortal line, "Iceberg dead ahead, sir!" Other film roles ranged from supporting parts in broad comedies (Yellowbeard, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and The Private Eyes (1981 film), playing a homicidal butler in the latter) to supplying the voice of the chairmouse in the Disney animated features The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. He also appeared as an assassin in an episode of Murder, She Wrote. RMS Titanic was a British Olympic class passenger liner that became famous for her collision with an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and dramatic sinking on 15 April 1912. ... Titanic is a 1997 romantic drama film directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... Archibald Gracie Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (January 17, 1859 - December 4, 1912) was an American writer, amateur historian, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... A Night to Remember is the 1958 adaptation of Walter Lords book by the same name. ... Frederick Fleet (October, 1887 – January 10, 1965) was a crewman and survivor of the RMS Titanic who had served as a lookout on the ship that sank after striking an iceberg. ... Yellowbeard poster Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film, that was co-written and acted by Monty Python member Graham Chapman and David Sherlock, and directed by Mel Damski. ... Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was the third of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie - a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. ... The Private Eyes (1981) is an American film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. ... The Rescuers Down Under is the twenty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 16, 1990. ... Jessica in the episode The Cemetery Vote Murder, She Wrote is a popular, long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ...


In television, Fox had a recurring guest role as the hapless British Colonel Rodney Crittendon in Hogan's Heroes, who often clashed with Hogan (Whenever Crittendon showed up it was always a near disaster for Hogan!). He made three guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as Malcolm Merriweather, a visiting valet, and also guest starred in an episode of M*A*S*H as a British officer who is tough on his wounded men in post-op. Hogans Heroes was an American television situation comedy that ran from September 17, 1965 to July 4, 1971 on the CBS network for 168 episodes. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961...


However, his best known role was as the warlock physician (a more official-sounding reworking of the phrase witch doctor) Dr. Bombay on Bewitched. He repeated the role on the sequel Tabitha, and again on the soap opera Passions. He spoofed the role as a genie doctor ("wish doctor") in an episode of Pee-wee's Playhouse. Mr. Fox and Alice Ghostley, who played Esmerelda, are the final two surviving cast members (apart from the young actors who played Tabitha and Adam Stevens). A witch doctor (in southern Africa known as a Sangoma) often refers to exotic healers that believe that maladies are caused by magic and are therefore best cured by it, as opposed to science or developed medicine. ... Dr. Bombay is a fictional warlock character who appeared on eighteen episodes of the television series Bewitched (originally broadcast from 1964 to 1972). ... This article is about an American television sitcom. ... North American DVD release Tabitha was an American fantasy sitcom that aired during the 1977-1978 season on ABC. It was a spin-off of Bewitched, which had ended its run several years earlier. ... Passions is a multi-Daytime Emmy Award-winning American television soap opera created by veteran writer James E. Reilly. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Alice Ghostley (born August 14, 1926 in Vernon County, Missouri), is a Tony Award-winning American actress, best known for playing the characters Bernice Clifton on Designing Women (Emmy Nomination, Best Supporting Actress; 1992), Esmerelda on Bewitched, and Cousin Alice on Mayberry R.F.D.. // A veteran of early television...


In Britain, on mention of Fox's name, people sometimes confuse him with the brothers James Fox and Edward Fox, to whom he is no relation. James Fox (born 19 May 1939) is an English actor. ... Edward Charles Morrice Fox, OBE (born 13 April 1937) is an English stage, film and television actor. ...


References

  1. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800108189/bio
  2. ^ http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Bernard_Fox/1284807
  3. ^ http://www.bewitched.net/bernbck.htm

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