TV writer Norman Chandler Fox dies at 71

Earned a WGA Award for 'Cagney & Lacey'

Norman Chandler Fox, a TV writer and producer, died July 15 after falling in his Hollywood Hills home following a recent, urgent operation to save his eyesight. He was 71.

Fox suffered with Parkinson's disease for more than 15 years.

Fox won a WGA Award for an episode of CBS' "Cagney & Lacey," earned a Humanitas writing nomination for NBC's "Fame" and helped produce the NBC telefilms "Brave New World," "Tail Gunner Joe" and "Black Beauty." He also served as the head writer for 1990 syndicated game show "Quiz Kids Challenge."

Later, Fox penned travel columns for Los Angeles Magazine, where he became a contributing editor, and wrote for such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. He served as a syndicated travel columnist for the Copley News Service.

On radio, Fox hosted "Travel Talk" on KTMS-AM in Santa Barbara and "Traveling With Norm Fox," a two-hour weekly call-in show on KABC-AM.

Survivors include his longtime significant other Loreen Arbus, a producer, choreographer, former head of Showtime and the daughter of ABC founder Leonard H. Goldenson; and brothers Philip and Stanley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kady's Fund in Pasadena, the Rescue Train in Studio City or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation in Lakewood, Colo.