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Bernard Fox, Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched,' Dies at 89

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Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 07:03 PM

A family spokesman says that Bernard Fox, known to TV viewers as Dr. Bombay on "Bewitched" and Col. Crittendon on "Hogan's Heroes," has died. He was 89.

Spokesman Harlan Boll said the actor died Wednesday of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

The Welsh-born actor's extensive, wide-ranging film and TV credits included "The Mummy," ''Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," ''The Dyke Van Dyke Show," ''McHale's Navy" and "Columbo."

He appeared in both the 1997 movie "Titanic" and in the 1958 version of the ship tragedy "A Night to Remember."

But Fox, who appeared in 19 episodes of "Bewitched" as Dr. Bombay, became a staple of the show and was often remembered for his character there. 

"If I'd just gone for an ordinary doctor, you wouldn't have heard any more about it," Fox said during an interview in 1998. "But because I made him such a colorful character, that's why they wanted him back; he was easy to write for. They came up with the idea of him coming from different parts of the world all the time, and in different costumes; that was their idea. The puns, I came up with, and in those days, they let you do that."

 

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A family spokesman says that Bernard Fox, known to TV viewers as Dr. Bombay on Bewitched and Col. Crittendon on Hogan's Heroes, has died. He was 89.Spokesman Harlan Boll said the actor died Wednesday of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.The Welsh-born actor's...
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