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Jackie Fox (born Jacqueline L. Fuchs, December 20, 1959) was a bassist of the teenage, American all-girl rock band, The Runaways. She is the sister of Carol Fuchs and sister-in-law of Castle-Rock Entertainment co-founder, Martin Shafer.


The Runaways

Fox joined The Runaways shortly before her sixteenth birthday in 1976, making the switch from guitar to bass. A merit scholar, Fox was set for an early entry to UCLA to study mathematics when the opportunity to join the fledgling rock band arose. Fox was "discovered" dancing at the Starwood nightclub by Rodney Bingenheimer, the self-proclaimed 'mayor of the Sunset Strip,' who introduced her to Kim Fowley as the band was on a search for a singer and bass player to replace Peggy Foster.

Fox played with the band on the first two studio albums and the Live in Japan album, and also appears on Flaming Schoolgirls, which contains outtakes from the Queens of Noise recording sessions, and appears on the compilation albums, Neon Angels and Best of the Runaways. She played with the band on two tours of the U.S., one UK tour during which three band members were arrested, and the Japanese tour during which the band's live album was recorded. She left the band near the end of that tour.

Fox refused to give the rights for her to be portrayed in the 2010 film The Runaways. Instead, the bass player for the band is a fictional character named Robin portrayed by Alia Shawkat [1].

After the Runaways

Since leaving the Runaways, Fox has held a variety of jobs, most notably as a record promotions executive, as a modeling agent, as the promoter of Tony Robbins' firewalking seminars, and most recently as an entertainment attorney in the motion picture and television arena, representing actors, writers, directors, authors and producers. Fox received her B.A., summa cum laude, from UCLA in Linguistics and Italian, with a specialization in computing, and her J.D. from Harvard. She speaks Italian and French, as well as conversational Greek and Spanish. She has written a script called "Delilah's Scissors" with Vicki Blue and co-produced and appeared in Edgeplay, Fox's 2005 documentary about the Runaways.

References in pop culture

In the Song "Suicide Machine" by punk rock band The Germs, Darby Crash is heard saying he is looking for Jackie and that the song is dedicated to her.

Albums by the Runaways

  • The Runaways (August 1976)
  • Queens of Noise (1977)
  • Live in Japan (1977)

External links

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