Bernard Fox, ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Titanic’ Actor Dies at 89

The veteran actor from Wales is best known as Dr. Bombay on “Bewitched,” and the naive, bumbling Colonel Crittendon on “Hogan’s Heroes”

Last Updated: December 14, 2016 @ 5:33 PM

Welsh character actor Bernard Fox died of 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 “Titantic” as Col. Archibald Gracie, and as Captain Winston Havlock in “The Mummy.”

Born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, to stage-actor parents, Fox was a fifth-generation performer. His uncle was Wilfred Lawson, who starred in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.”

Fox began in the theater at age 14, and after a break from the stage to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II, earned more than 100 TV and film credits from 1956 to 2004.

Other notable TV roles included “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 is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Jacqueline.