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William Fox Hurt in Auto Accident

July 19, 1929
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William Fox, millionaire Jewish motion picture producer, who is the head of the Fox Theatres Corporation, was injured when the car in which he was riding with Jacob L. Rubenstein, collided with another sedan near West-bury, Long Island.

Picked up by other motorists and removed to the Nassau Hospital, Mr. Fox underwent a blood transfusion. Dr. Wilfred M. Post, chief attending physician of the hospital, declared that the transfusion did not take place because of unfavorable symptoms, but merely as a safeguard. It was at first thought that Mr. Fox had suffered a possible fracture of the skull.

When brought to the hospital, Mr. Fox was bleeding from many cuts, and had lost a pint of blood. Mr. Fox’s companion, Mr. Rubinstein, secretary and treasurer of the Namquist Worsted Company, was less painfully injured. Mr. Fox’s chauffeur, Joseph W. Boyes, was killed.

A number of Mr. Fox’s associates called at the hospital and issued a statement of reassurance.

Mr. Fox, who is fifty years old, was born in Tuchva, Hungary, January 1, 1879, and was brought here by his parents while still an infant. He began his theatrical career in 1904, as a manager of a Brooklyn theatre, and is today the head of the Fox Circuit, the Fox Film Corporation and several associated concerns. His personal fortune has been estimated at $35,000,000, while he is said to carry insurance policies in the amount of $6,400,000.

The news of the accident to Mr. Fox caused a decline in the price of Fox Film Corporation stock.

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