Film Star’s Guard Dead

The Sun-Herald – July 21, 1968

Mr Fouche in his wrestling days

Mr Fouche in his wrestling days

HOBART, Saturday. – A Hobart man, who was a former world champion professional wrestler and bodyguard to child screen star Shirley Temple, has been killed in a road smash near here.

He was Francois Fouche’s whose colourful career, which began as a circus trapeze artist, took him around the world.

Fouche, 78, was killed when his car and a mail van hit head-on yesterday.

Fouche, a 6ft 5in, 18-stone French-Canadian, was one of Hobart’s most colourful characters.

He arrived in Hobart in the late 1930s after a varied career which included being a medical student, a U.S. Army officer, a gridiron footballer and a wrestler.

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