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Johnny Weissmuller (1904–1984)


Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in 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... See full bio »

Died:

(age 79) in Acapulco, Mexico

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Known For

Tarzan the Ape Man
(1932)
Tarzan and His Mate
(1934)
Tarzan Escapes
(1936)

Filmography

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 1974 The Great Masquerade
Sepy Debronvi
 1946 Swamp Fire
Johnny Duval
 1931 The Big Splash (Short)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

9 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on always being passed over for an Academy Award] Me sit in tree seventeen years. Me watch 'em come and go. See more »

Trivia:

Won 5 Olympic Gold Medals 1924-1928 for swimming. Broke the record in each race. From 1921-1929 he won every free style race he entered. See more »

Trademark:

Best known as one of the most popular on screen Tarzan and for inventing his trademark roar. See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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