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Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968)

Duke Kahanamoku was one of the great Olympic heroes of all time. Born in Hawaii, Duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 Stockholm Olympics for the United States (Hawaii was not yet a state, but a U.S. possession)and became an international star by winning the Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, something he repeated eight years later at the 1920 ... See full bio »

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 1955 Mister Roberts
Native Chief (as Duke Kahanamoko)
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Ua Nuke
 1930 Isle of Escape
 1930 Girl of the Port
 1929 Where East Is East
Wild Animal Trapper (uncredited)
 1929 The Rescue
 1928 Woman Wise
 1927 Isle of Sunken Gold
The Devil-Ape
 1927 Hula
Hawaiian Boy (uncredited)
 1926 Old Ironsides
Pirate Captain (uncredited)
 1925 Lord Jim
Tamb Itam
 1925 No Father to Guide Him (Short)
The Lifeguard
 1925 The Pony Express
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1925 Adventure
Noah Noa
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 1967 Surfari (Documentary)
 1967 Free and Easy (Documentary)
 1957 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Duke Kahanamoku (1957) ... Himself
 1931 Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (Documentary)
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 2010 Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution (Documentary)

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Duke Kahanamoko | Duke P. Kahanamoku | Duke Kahhanomoka


6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

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Inducted into the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) as an "International Surfing Icon for [his] contributions to bringing Surfing to New Jersey". See more »

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