October 15, 1927 - September 22, 2013 Los Angeles Spanish Entertainment Impresario and Broadcaster, Frank L. Fouce dies at 85 Frank Louis Fouce passed away on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was born an only child to Anna and Frank Fouce, on October 15, 1927 at the Los Angeles County French Hospital. A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his adoring wife of 65 years, Betty, and by his loving children, Laura, Thomas (Maria), Paula and Martha Fouce and Victoria Otter; his grandchildren, Vincent Fouce, Danielle, Christian and Kathleen Otter, and his daughter-in-law Lynn Martin Fouce. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son, Stephen, grandson, Julian, and son-in-law, Daniel Otter. Frank attended Urban Military Academy, USC, Loyola University, Loyola Law School, and received his MBA from Pepperdine University. Frank served as a paratrooper in the Headquarters 11th Airborne Division (Angels) stationed in Japan. After leaving the army, Frank began his career as an assistant director at Hal Roach Studios and Bing Crosby Enterprises. Frank was a pioneer of Spanish language entertainment in the US. He worked for 25 years as a film exhibitor and impresario of vaudeville shows at Spanish International Theaters, including the Million Dollar. In 1961 he founded Spanish International Communications Corporation, with his father, as well as Don Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta and Fernando Diez Barroso. Frank served as President and Chairman of the Board of SICC, the first group of Spanish Language and UHF television stations in the United State, now known as Univision. He was also president of KMEX -TV in Los Angeles. Frank's last venture into broadcasting was founding KRCA-TV Channel 62, in Burbank, California. Frank was a member of the International Board of Directors of the Order of the Alhambra and was the Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County for two terms. He was a founder and director of Los Angeles National Bank, and was appointed to the Board of the National Economic Development Association (NEDA). He was a member of the Guardian Angel Cathedral parish in Las Vegas, Nevada where he has resided for many years. Frank was a noble man of humor, compassion, brilliance, immeasurable kindness and immense moral strength, who was deeply treasured by his family and many friends. He was an avid soccer fan, especially of Real Madrid and attended many World Cup tournaments. He was a follower of U.S.C. football, the Trojan Marching Band, an appreciator and collector of fine art and sports cars and was a world traveller who enjoyed fine food and wine. He was charming, witty, a wonderful storyteller and had a boundless fascination for people and the world. Thank you to the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center ICU team for their kindness and incredible care of Frank. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Kishore Kottana in The Chapel of The Risen Christ at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's name to The Julian T. Fouce Music Therapy Fund at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/olga/?appealCode=M1070
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2013