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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 »


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Known For

Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan Escapes


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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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9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[on playing Tarzan] It was like stealing. There was swimming and I didn't have to say much. How can a guy climb trees, say "Me Tarzan, you Jane" and make a million? See more »


His stormy third marriage to spitfire actress Lupe Velez (1933-1939) received much coverage in the Hollywood scandal sheets. The makeup man on the "Tarzan" set reportedly had quite a time of it concealing bruises and bite and scratch marks from their many fights. Lupe later committed suicide in 1944. See more »


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