William & Eva Fox
The Foundation was created in 1987 by Belle Fox (1903-1989) in honor of her parents, William (1879-1952) and Eva (1883-1962). An immigrant from Hungary, William Fox began working in the film business in New York City in 1904. In 1915 he established the Fox Film Corporation, which merged with Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935 to form the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Mr. and Mrs. Fox were pioneers of the cinema and passionate supporters of the arts.
The Foundation's President is Robert P. Warren, a long-time practicing attorney. The Foundation relies on panels of distinguished actors and theatre representatives for advice with respect to the awarding of Fox Fellowships.