Robert A. Suhosky, former head of P.R. 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 pancreatic 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,” “Custer,” “Daniel Boone,” “Room 222,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Lost in Space,” “The Green Hornet,” “12 O’Clock High,” “The Time Tunnel,” “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “The Monroes” and “Land of the Giants.”
After leaving Fox, he pursued a writing career, penning the feature “The House Where Evil Dwells,” the TV series “A Federal Case,” biography “The Millionaire Referee” and other projects. He also opened his own public relations company.
He is survived by wife Sherry, two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, a sister and others.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday May 24 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.
Donations can be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Quantico VA 22134 and U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Assn., 238 Cornwall Circle, Chalfont PA 18914-2318.