Charles Fox Biography (1940-)

Full name, Charles Ira Fox; born October 30, 1940, in New York, NY; son of Walter and Mollie Fox; married Joan Susan Redman, September 9, 1962; children:Robert, David, Lisa.

Composer, conductor
Birth Details
October 30, 1940
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Work
  • Music Director
  • The Incident, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Foul Play, Paramount, 1978
  • Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980
  • National Lampoon's European Vacation (also known as European Vacation), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Conductor
  • The Incident, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Barbarella (also known as Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy),Paramount, 1968
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy II, Columbia, 1990
  • Television Music Director
  • Series
  • Lidsville, ABC, 1971-1973
  • Specials
  • Fol-De-Rol, 1972
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Doctor, The Great O'Grady, Showtime, 1993
  • Music Composer
  • Television Series
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1969-1974
  • Nanny and the Professor, ABC, 1970
  • The Bugaloos, NBC, 1970
  • Barefoot in the Park, ABC, 1970
  • Me and the Chimp (also known as The Chimp and I), 1972
  • Title song, Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1974
  • (Including title song) Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), ABC, 1976-1977
  • (Including theme song, "Making Our Dreams Come True"), Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1976
  • Title song, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, CBS, 1977
  • Title song, The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • (Including song "I Want It All") Blansky's Beauties, ABC, 1977
  • (Including theme music) The Paper Chase (also known as The Paper Chase: The Second Year and The Paper Chase: The Third Year), CBS, 1978
  • (Including theme song) Shirley, NBC, 1979
  • Theme music, Angie, 1979
  • Goodtime Girls, ABC, 1980
  • Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • (Including title song) It's Not Easy, ABC, 1983
  • Title song, George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Theme song, The New Love, American Style, 1985
  • Theme song, "Together through the Years," The Hogan Family, NBC, 1986
  • Good Morning, Miss Bliss, NBC, 1987
  • Conan, syndicated, 1997
  • Theme, Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998
  • Television Movies
  • Women in Chains, ABC, 1972
  • The Weekend Nun (also known as Matter of the Heart), ABC, 1972
  • Dying Room Only, ABC, 1973
  • Aloha Means Goodbye, CBS, 1974
  • The Stranger Within (also known as Trespass), ABC, 1974
  • (Including theme song, with Norman Gimbel) The New, Original Wonder Woman (also known as Wonder Woman), ABC, 1975
  • My Father's House, ABC, 1975
  • The Legend of Valentino, ABC, 1975
  • Victory at Entebbe, ABC, 1976
  • The Love Boat, ABC, 1976
  • The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977
  • The New Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • Rainbow, NBC, 1978
  • (Including song "You're Never Too Young to Try," with Gimbel) Better Late Than Never, NBC, 1979
  • (Including song "That Once a Year Christmas Day," with Gimbel) The Manin the Santa Claus Suit, NBC, 1979
  • Song (with Gimbel) "Easy with You," The Other Woman, CBS, 1983
  • He's Not Your Son, CBS, 1984
  • Family Secrets, NBC, 1984
  • A Summer to Remember, CBS, 1985
  • Betrayed by Innocence (also known as Jailbait: Betrayed by Innocence), CBS, 1986
  • (Including theme song, "Let's Keep What We've Got," with Hal David) Parent Trap II, The Disney Channel, 1986
  • Unnatural Causes, NBC, 1986
  • Deep Dark Secrets (also known as Intimate Betrayal), NBC, 1987
  • Christmas Comes to Willow Creek, CBS, 1987
  • Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Day and Wedding Day Blues), NBC, 1988
  • Tarzan in Manhattan, CBS, 1989
  • Theme song, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (also known as The Love Boat: A Summer Cruise), CBS, 1990
  • Rich Men, Single Women, ABC, 1990
  • A Family for Joe, NBC, 1990
  • Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story, ABC, 1991
  • Absolute Strangers, CBS, 1991
  • Christmas in Connecticut, TNT, 1992
  • In My Daughter's Name, CBS, 1992
  • Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (also known as A Thousand Heroes), ABC, 1992
  • Woman on the Ledge, NBC, 1993
  • The Odd Couple: Together Again, CBS, 1993
  • The Broken Chain, 1993
  • Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (also known as Mothershed or Berndt?), NBC, 1994
  • The Man Next Door, ABC, 1996
  • The Song of the Lark, PBS, 2000
  • Collected Stories, PBS, 2002
  • Television Miniseries
  • Baby M, ABC, 1988
  • Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase, ABC, 1990
  • Innocent Victims, ABC, 1996
  • Television Specials
  • Going Places, 1973
  • Newman's Drugstore, 1976
  • The Natural Look, 1977
  • Theme song, Used Cars, 1984
  • A Song for Dead Warriors, 1984
  • (Including title song) Goodbye Charlie, ABC, 1985
  • Dear Penelope and Peter, ABC, 1986
  • Song, "Some Things Never Change," Sisters, CBS, 1990
  • The Great O'Grady, Showtime, 1993
  • Television Music
  • Other
  • Composer, Blood & Orchids, 1986
  • Television Writing
  • Other
  • Script, Betrayed by Innocence (movie; also known as Jailbait: Betrayed by Innocence), CBS, 1986
  • Music Composer
  • Films
  • The Incident, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • (With Bob Crewe; including songs "An Angel Is Love," "Barbarella," "The Black Queen's Beads," "I Love All the Love in You," and "Love, Love, Love Drags Me Down," Barbarella (also known as Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy), Paramount, 1968
  • Goodbye Columbus, Paramount, 1969
  • The Green Slime (also known as After the Destruction of Space Station Gamma: Big Military Operation, Battle beyond the Stars, The Battle of Space Station Gamma, Death and the Green Slime, Gamma No. 3 Big Military Space Operation, and Gamma sango uchu daisakusen), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • (Including songs, with Norman Gimbel) Pufnstuf, Universal, 1970
  • (Including songs "Morning Song" and "The All-American," with Gimbel) Making It, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • (Including songs, with Gimbel) Star Spangled Girl, Paramount, 1971
  • A Separate Peace, Paramount, 1972
  • The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • The Laughing Policeman (also known as An Investigation of Murder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Songs, The Harrad Experiment, Cinerama, 1973
  • (With Michael Small) The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975
  • (Including song "Richard's Window," with Gimbel) The Other Side of theMountain (also known as A Window to the Sky), Universal, 1975
  • Bug, Paramount, 1975
  • (Including songs "Blimey," "Fool's Gold," "Lemon Drops, Lollipops and Sunbeams," "Please Don't Touch My Plums" and "The Touch of Love") The Duchessand the Dirtwater Fox, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Target of an Assassin (also known as African Rage, FatalAssassin, The Long Shot, Portrait of an Assassin, and Tigers Don't Cry), 1976
  • (Including songs, with Paul Williams) One on One, Warner Bros., 1977
  • (Including song "Ready to Take a Chance Again," with Gimbel) Foul Play, Paramount, 1978
  • (Including songs "So Much for Dreams" and "You Found It Now") Our Winning Season, American International Pictures, 1978
  • Oh God! Book II, Warner Bros., 1980
  • (With Dolly Parton) Nine to Five (also known as 9 to 5), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • (Including song "We Could Have It All") The Last Married Couple in America, Universal, 1980
  • (Including songs, with Carole Bayer Sager) Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980
  • Why Would I Lie?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1980
  • (Including songs, with Carly Simon) Love Child, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Six Pack, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Zapped! (also known as The Wiz Kid), Embassy, 1982
  • Strange Brew (also known as The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Trenchcoat, Buena Vista, 1983
  • Doin' Time, Warner Bros., 1985
  • (Including song "New Looks," with John Bettis) National Lampoon's European Vacation (also known as European Vacation), Warner Bros., 1985
  • (Including songs, with Gloria Sklerov, Lenny Macaluso, and Tim Conway) The Longshot, Orion, 1986
  • Short Circuit 2, TriStar, 1988
  • Love at Stake (also known as Burnin' Love), TriStar, 1988
  • It Had to Be You, Limelite Studios, 1989
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy II, Columbia, 1990
  • Repossessed, New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Gordy, Miramax, 1994
  • Composer
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "The Love Boat," Airplane II: The Sequel, Paramount, 1982
  • "Happy Days," Cousins, Paramount, 1989
  • "The Love Boat," The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • "Making Our Dreams Come True," Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992
  • "Girl," The Brady Bunch Movie, Paramount, 1995
  • "The Love Boat," Summer Rental, Paramount, 1995
  • "Girl," A Very Brady Sequel, Paramount, 1996
  • "Wonder Woman," Spice World, Miramax, 1998
  • "Ready to Take a Chance Again," Can't Hardly Wait, 1998
  • "Ready to Take a Chance Again," 200 Cigarettes, 1999
  • "Ready to Take a Chance Again," Keeping the Faith, 2000
  • Music Composer
  • Stage
  • Incidental music, Tricks of the Trade, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Stage; Major Tours
  • A Song for Dead Warriors (ballet), San Francisco Ballet Company, international cities, 1979-1984
  • Songs
  • (With Norman Gimbel) "Killing Me Softly with His Song," 1973
  • Also wrote "I Got a Name," "My Fair Share," and "Seasons."
  • Other Writings
  • Contributor to periodicals, including New Statesman.

User Contributions:

Laurie Maitland
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May 27, 2015 @ 7:07 am
Hi Charles,

Is it okay for me to use your song, "Making Our Dreams Come True" that you co-wrote with Norman Gimbel, taken from the family sitcom, "Laverne & Shirley" for my first album and my single, too, because the words are very encouraging and inspiring to me? If so, please let me know A.S.A.P.

Thank you.

Laurie Maitland
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May 28, 2015 @ 5:05 am
Hi Mr. Fox, I'm a Salsa Collector (vinyl's)and Historian. I'm some what disturbed about the multiple articles I read about your wonderful work but yet none of the articles ever mention the work you did for the Pachanga Era? I do have two wonderful LP's (Just for Fun) you recorded with some of the Fania members, why is it not mentioned in any of your accomplishments? is it not worthy?

andres aka Salsa Fantastique

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