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RIP Sonny Fox

ENCINO, Calif. — Sonny Fox, a TV pioneer beloved by youngsters in the New York City area as the host of the Sunday morning program Wonderama, died Jan. 24 of pneumonia induced by COVID-19. He was 95.

Fox also served as a wartime correspondent for the Voice of America; emceed game shows like “The $64,000 Challenge” and “The Price Is Right,” and was the inaugural producer on the groundbreaking late-night talk show “Tomorrow,” hosted by Tom Snyder.

Fox had a limited acting career, but MSTies will remember him as Mr. Prim in the movie in episode 1113- THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Gordon for the heads up.

3 Replies to “RIP Sonny Fox”

  1. jay says:

    Mr. Fox obviously had a long life in the entertainment business which is good. Having had childhood pneumonia myself I feel for his suffering at the end. RIP


  2. And Paul Tripp from that show was Mr. I. Magination.
    You young people with your hula hoops and fax machines just don’t understand…These two were MONSTERS in early TV. Worth checking out on YouTube–lots of Wonderama, several Mr. I. Maginations. One of the Mr. I. Maginations featured the World’s Youngest Walter Matthau as a guest.
    Rosanno Brazzi put a huge amount of time, effort, and money into Christmas That Almost Wasn’t. Imdb’ing the cast list is a jaw-dropper. Pity the movie came out so g.d. flaky.


  3. mikeschr says:

    I remember watching Sonny Fox on Wonderama every Sunday morning when I was little. RIP.


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