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Jerry Fogel, who starred on the 1960s TV series The Mothers-In-Law, dies at age 83

Jerry Fogel, who starred on TV’s The Mothers-In-Law with Deborah Walley in the 1960s and was in the 1975 movie The Day Of The Locust, dies at 83

  • The Hollywood star died at a hospice facility in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday 
  • The veteran actor had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008
  •  He was best known for the 1960s TV series The Mothers-In-Law
  • The show was created by writers from Lucille Ball’s show I Love Lucy
  • Jerry also played Frankie on the series That Girl which starred Marlo Thomas 
  • And he worked 1970’s Tora! Tora! Tora! and 1975’s The Day Of The Locust

Jerry Fogel died on Monday at the age of 83 while in a hospice facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

The veteran Hollywood actor had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008 and was battling it ever since, his family confirmed.

The actor was best known for co-starring with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV series The Mothers-In-Law. 

Sad loss in Hollywood: Jerry Fogel has died at the age of 83. He was best known for working with Deborah Walley on the 1960s TV series The Mothers-In-Law

Also on the show were Deborah Walley and Kaye Ballard. 

The show was created by writers from Lucille Ball’s show I Love Lucy and produced by Lucy’s husband Desi Arnaz.

The series focused on a couple (Fogel and Walley) who eloped and then lived in the garage of her parents, who were played by Arden and Herbert Rudley.

They lived next door to his parents, who were played by Ballard and Roger C. Carmel. 

On set: The series focused on a couple (Fogel and Walley) who eloped and then lived in the garage of her parents, who were played by Arden and Herbert Rudley

On set: The series focused on a couple (Fogel and Walley) who eloped and then lived in the garage of her parents, who were played by Arden and Herbert Rudley

A long run: The Mothers-In-Law aired from 1967 until 1969. It was produced by Lucille Ball's husband Dezi Arnaz

A long run: The Mothers-In-Law aired from 1967 until 1969. It was produced by Lucille Ball’s husband Dezi Arnaz

The couple has twins and the in laws start to go overboard with their meddling. 

The Mothers-In-Law aired from 1967 until 1969.

The star also played Frankie on four episodes of the series That Girl which starred Marlo Thomas. 

Great chemistry: The star also played Frankie on four episodes of the series That Girl which starred Marlo Thomas

Great chemistry: The star also played Frankie on four episodes of the series That Girl which starred Marlo Thomas

Another shot: Here he is seen with Ed Peck in the episode of That Girl titled Don't Just Do Something, Stand There which aired in 1966

Another shot: Here he is seen with Ed Peck in the episode of That Girl titled Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There which aired in 1966 

After the show ended he made guest appearances in several popular shows including Love, American Style, Room 222, Here’s Lucy, Barnaby Jones, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show.

He recurred on The White Shadow starting in 1978.

And the star also worked on movies like 1970’s Tora! Tora! Tora! and 1975’s The Day Of The Locust.  

A big hit film: In 1970 Jerry, left, worked with Frank Aletter on Tora! Tora! Tora! about the attack on Pearl Harbor

A big hit film: In 1970 Jerry, left, worked with Frank Aletter on Tora! Tora! Tora! about the attack on Pearl Harbor

In 1979 he starred as Brad in the TV movie Sex And The Single Parent which was directed by Jackie Cooper.    

Before going to Hollywood in the 1960s, Jerry was a popular rock and roll disc jockey on WBBF Radio in Rochester. 

So when he acting career was finished, he went back to his roots and became a radio talk show co-host in Kansas City.  

He was married three times: to Brenda Elaine Levison from 1959 until 1971, then Barbara Kay Fromm Valins and next to Sandra Nadlman Millstein. 

He is survived by Sandra as well as sons David, Mark and Ross. 

Radio man: Before going to Hollywood in the 1960s, Jerry was a popular rock and roll disc jockey on WBBF Radio in Rochester. So when he acting career was finished, he went back to his roots and became a radio talk show co-host in Kansas City

Radio man: Before going to Hollywood in the 1960s, Jerry was a popular rock and roll disc jockey on WBBF Radio in Rochester. So when he acting career was finished, he went back to his roots and became a radio talk show co-host in Kansas City

 

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