Robert A. Suhosky, former head of PR for 20th Century Fox TV and three-time national president of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Assn., died April 24 at his Tarzana home after a short battle with pancre-atic cancer. He was 74.

Philadelphia native served 11 years with the Marine Corps as a reporter for Leatherneck magazine. He was offered a job at Fox shortly after doing a feature story for the mag on the studio’s top star, Marilyn Monroe.

While at Fox, he oversaw publicity on such TV series as “Peyton Place,” “Batman,” “Daniel Boone,” “Room 222,” “Lost in Space,” “The Green Hornet,” “12 O’Clock High,” “The Time Tunnel,” “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and “Land of the Giants.”

After leaving Fox, he pursued a writing career, penning feature “The House Where Evil Dwells,” the TV series “A Federal Case” and bio “The Millionaire Referee.” He also opened his own public relations company.

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He is survived by wife Sherry, two daughters and two sons, six grandchildren and a sister.