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BERNARD FOX DIES AT 89

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Bernard Fox (Bernard Lawson) (May 11, 1927 – December 14, 2016)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Bernard Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV
viewers as Dr. Bombay on "Bewitched" and Col. Crittendon on "Hogan’s
Heroes," has died.

Harlan Boll, a spokesman for Fox’s family, said he died Wednesday of
heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

The Welsh-born actor’s extensive, film and TV credits included "The
Mummy," ”Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," ”The Dyke Van Dyke Show,"
”McHale’s Navy" and "Columbo." He also appeared in both 1997’s
"Titanic," playing Col. Archibald Gracie.

 

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

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CHART ENTRY ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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"Crimson and Clover" entered the U.S. charts on December 14, where
it stayed for 16 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 and 15 weeks on Cash Box
Top 100
. Following a performance of the song on The Ed Sullivan Show
on January 26, it became number one on February 1, 1969, a position
held for one week on Cash Box Top 100 and two weeks on both Billboard
Hot 100
.

The single has sold 5 million copies, making it Tommy James and the
Shondells’ best selling song. In 2006, Pitchfork Media named it the 57th
best song of the 1960s.


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Tommy James and the Shondells on the Ed Sullivan
Show in 1969.

 

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Tommy James (born Thomas Gregory Jackson) turned 69 in April.

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