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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, conductor
Birth Details
October 30, 1940
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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
  • WRITINGS
  • 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.

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