We just lost actor Jerry Fogel, best known for his role as son-in-law, Jerome “Jerry” Buell on the NBC sitcom, The Mothers-in-Law. Around here at 94.7 WLS, however, Fogel is better known as the father of our own Dave Fogel.
Like-father-like-son, Jerry Fogel had an illustrious career in radio. Before he appeared on people’s televisions, Fogel could be heard on WBBF Radio in Rochester. He would eventually return to the mic as co-host of a talkshow in Kansas City.
In acting, Jerry Fogel had entertained audiences in the aforementioned comedy as well as in a reoccurring role on That Girl, guest star roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and others, and in film including The Day of the Locust and the 1970 classic, Pearl Harbor drama, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Jerry Fogel passed at the age of 83 after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He is survived by his wife Sandra and sons Mark, Ross and Dave.