George S. Fox, who helped bring together the original production crew for “I Love Lucy,” died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. He was 89.
In the late 1930s, he founded the George Fox Corp. and secured the Los Angeles Times as a client. He produced and filmed its trailers, which appeared in movie theaters until his retirement in 1970. Fox worked for Paramount and MGM as a camera operator in the next decade.
In the 1950s, Fox hired and organized the original production crew for “I Love Lucy.”
After that, he filmed and directed “Linkletter and the Kids” and “People Are Funny With Art Linkletter,” as well as “Life With Elizabeth,” starring Betty White.
Fox is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dena, son Robert and two granddaughters.