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Gene Pollar (1892–1971)

When he was 28 years old Numa Pictures offered New York City fireman Joseph Pohler the role of Tarzan on account of his physique: six feet two-and-a-half inches, two hundred fifteen pounds. He got a new name, Gene Pollar, and $100 per week plus expenses. When "The Revenge of Tarzan" turned out to be surprisingly successful, Universal offered him a... See full bio »

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