Ray Errol Fox has had a multifaceted career in journalism and the arts. He was nominated for an Academy Award as writer/producer of Preserving the Past to Ensure the Future, one of three Best Short Subjects Documentaries (1990). His multi-award-winning film, Freedom to Hate (narrated by Dan Rather, introduced by Jack Lemmon) was selected an Outstanding Documentary of the Year by the Motion Picture Academy Foundation; presented to U.S. Congress members by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, with Fox testifying; and widely used by emigration lawyers to protect political refugees from deportation and harm. His book, Angela Ambrosia (Knopf), was a Literary Guild Selection, Pocket Books and Xerox Education paperback, Look Magazine feature and serialized newspaper supplement.
As Middle East analyst or documentarian, Fox has appeared on The Today Show and CNN, syndicated cable and major local TV shows, network radio -- and contributed to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, et al. His New York Times article on Lebanon's Major Haddad was read into the U.S. Congressional Record. As a cultural or performing arts writer-reviewer, he has written for Parade, New Republic, Ladies' Home Journal, numerous others. Cover-story profiles include Armand Hammer, Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis, Jr. He has chronicled neo-Nazis in Russia and a “hidden” group in Turkey—and interviewed and filmed the Dalai Lama in Mongolia. Additional docs include two created for Larry King for an International Satellite Broadcast and one for the New York Daily News heralding press lord Robert Maxwell.
Fox was the co-writer and executive producer of Family Dr., a CBS TV film (2003) and lyricist of “Here's to Love,” the “Shields & Yarnell” theme (CBS TV). For film, he provided the lyrics for Fellini's The Clowns and Resnais’ La Guerre Est Finie, contributed additional screenplay material to others and adapted a short film from his short story, “In God’s Fields,” scheduled for production this year. For theater, he wrote the lyrics for the Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, and Theatreworks’ and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s productions of Young Ben Franklin; book and lyrics for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Queens College Theatre productions of Melville's The Confidence Man; material for Upstairs at the Downstairs, Broadway Jukebox, other shows and reviews. He wrote the "Children to Children" lyric for the 150 member Children to Children's Chorus, debuted for an estimated 1.4 billion people for the finale of the 1985 Live Aid Concert.
He regularly posts “a New York Writer’s Chronicles” on his wide-ranging blog, “SON OF THE CUCUMBER KING,” is completing a play, SPYCATCHER, The Unbelievably True Story of Moe Berg, and is working on “an unordinary memoir,” THE UNIDENTIFIED COMPANION, Caught in the Glare of the Glitterati.