Sunday, January 3, 2010

Remembering Paddy Fox

He was born Milutin Srdoč on January 3, 1920 in Rijeka, Croatia. He is remembered by us as Paddy Fox, Old Surehand's sidekick 'Old Wabbles'. He was active in films since 1954 in an uncredited role in “Sumnjivo lice“ and made over 125 films and TV appearances in his 30+ year career with his last appearance in 1988 in the film “Ortaci“. He appeared as Old Wabbles Sanders in three Winnetou films: “Frontier Hellcat“ ('64), “Flaming Frontier“ ('65) and “Rampage at Apache Wells“. The character was modeled after American western sidekicks who are more hastle then they are worth and were added for comedy relief. Milutin played his part well and seeing him on screen knew Stewart Granger was going to have a time of it just putting up with Fox's antics. Paddy passed away on January 7, 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia. Today we remember Paddy Fox on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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