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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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 1973 Artists and Models Ball
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 | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Tarzan films are decent films, designed for family viewing. It's an idealistic, down-to-earth story about a man's love for animals and the care of his family. See more »

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During the making of the "Jungle Jim" movies, he was fined $5000 for every pound he was overweight. See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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