Thursday, September 09, 2010
"Killing Me Softly With His Song." "I Got a Name." "Ready to Take a Chance Again." The themes from "Love, American Style," "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley" and "The Love Boat."
What do these songs have in common?
They all sprung from the melodic mind of Charles Fox, who for the last half-century has composed more than 100 motion picture and TV scores, ballets and classical works. The two-time Emmy Award winner, Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee recalls his successful career in his new autobiography, aptly titled "Killing Me Softly: My Life in Music," which comes out next week. Fox will also be discussing his work and signing books Sept. 26 at the West Hollywood Book Fair and will be signing books and performing his songs at the "Cabaret at the Castle" at the Magic Castle on Sept. 28.
Above: the "Love Boat" crew.