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Johnny Weissmuller (1904–1984)


Johnny Weissmuller was born Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, near Timisoara, today Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US Olympic team. Weissmüller was one of two boys born to Petrus ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 79) in Acapulco, Mexico

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 1974 The Great Masquerade
Sepy Debronvi
 1946 Swamp Fire
Johnny Duval
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)
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8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Johnny Weissmuller has one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century: He was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo at the Olympic Games in 1924 (Paris) and 1928 (Amsterdam). He won fifty-two U.S. National Championships, set more than fifty world records, both in freestyle and ... See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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