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Virgil Fox

Virgil FoxBorn: 3-May-1912
Birthplace: Princeton, IL
Died: 25-Oct-1980
Location of death: Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Pioneer Cemetery, Dover, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Organist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Organist at the Riverside Church

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-46)


[1] Craig R. Whitney, "An Organ Legend In Vivid Memory", The New York Times, 22 October 2000: "Fox made no bones about being gay." Also Theatre Organ: Journal of the American Theatre Organ Society, Volume 43 (2001), reviewing Torrence and Yaeger's The Dish: "They [Virgil Fox and Ted Alan Worth] were both openly gay men, and very comfortable with the fact at a time when such an attitude was far from the norm."

Father: Miles Fox
Mother: Birdie E. Nichols

    High School: Princeton Township High School, Princeton, IL (1930)
    Conservatory: Peabody Conservatory of Music (1931-32)
    Professor: Head of Organ Dept., Peabody Conservatory of Music (1938-42)

    Riverside Church, Manhattan Organist (1946-65)
    Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Organist (1936-42)



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