Chip Dox, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Days of Our Lives’ Production Designer, Dies at 80

Chip Dox, longtime “General Hospital” production designer and art director, died on Aug. 15. He was 80.

Dox worked as a production designer on daytime television for over 27 years. He worked on “Days of Our Lives” for 17 years and won an Emmy for Outstanding Set Direction in 1997. Moving from NBC to ABC, Dox worked on “Nightshift” and “General Hospital.” Throughout his career, his work ranged from designing home interiors to simulating natural disasters. He worked on designing and updating the Nurses Ball station on “General Hospital” and won another Emmy for his work before his 2015 retirement.

Dox attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, and gained experience in local theater. He served two years in the Army before returning to his alma mater as a teacher. Despite rejection letters, he was intent on moving out west and making his way in Hollywood.

Dox also helped design tours for iconic artists including Elton John, The Beach Boys, Chicago, Earth, Wind and Fire and Jackson Browne. Additionally, he worked alongside Tracey Ullman on her sitcom “Tracey Takes On” and the Lifetime comedy series “Oh Baby.”

Dox lived with his family in La Canada, Calif., in a home he and his wife Jeanne Haney, who produced “Days of Our Lives,” called Windblown Manor. He is survived by his daughters Morgan Dox, Katie Segal, Hayley Dox-DaCosta and stepdaughter Megan Younger and their families.

Donations can be made in his honor to The World Central Kitchen, an organization that was meaningful to Dox.  

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