Welsh character actor Bernard Fox died from heart failure at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California, on Wednesday. He was 89.
Fox was best known for playing Dr. Bombay on the cult 1960s comedy “Bewitched,” and as the naive, bumbling Colonel Crittendon on “Hogan’s Heroes” along side Bob Crane.
He also appeared in the 1997 disaster epic “Titanic” as Col. Archibald Gracie, and as Captain Winston Havlock in “The Mummy.”
Fox began his acting career in the theater at age 14, and after taking a break from the stage to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II, he went on to have over 100 TV and film credits from 1956 to 2004.
Other notable TV roles incude: “The Andy Griffith Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “M*A*S*H,” “Colombo,” “Sherlock & Me,” “Dharma and Greg” and “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”
Fox leaves behind his daughter Amanda and his wife Jacqueline.