"Bold and the Beautiful' star Michael Fox dies

Published June 11, 1996|Updated Sept. 16, 2005

Michael Fox, who appeared for the past eight years on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, has died. He was 75. Mr. Fox, who played garment cutter Saul Feinberg on the show, died June 1 in Woodland Hills of pneumonia, the Los Angeles Times reported. Mr. Fox was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and during his career, played opposite actors such as Mae West, Susan Hayward, Joan Crawford and Zsa Zsa Gabor. His last episode of The Bold and the Beautiful will be broadcast June 18.

Singer Elsbeary Hobbs

of Drifters group dies

Elsbeary Hobbs, a singer with the rhythm-and-blues vocal group the Drifters, has died at 59. The Manhattan native died at the Veterans Hospital in Manhattan on May 31. The cause was throat and lung cancer, said his manager, Larry Marshak. He joined the vocal group the Five Crowns, led by Ben E. King, in 1956. The manager of the Drifters, George Treadwell, recruited the Five Crowns to be the new Drifters after the original lineup of the Drifters disbanded. Mr. Hobbs' bass voice opened the band's first big hit, There Goes My Baby. It also powered the Drifters' subsequent hits, such as Save The Last Dance For Me and This Magic Moment.

Show explores history

of cars in America

America on Wheels, which begins tonight at 9 on Ch. 3, is an entertaining look at this country's on-going love affair with the automobile. Narrated by actor Hal Holbrook, the film, which will air in three one-hour segments spread over the next three weeks, takes a sweeping look at the car industry and its inextricable connections to almost every aspect of American society.