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Johnny Weissmuller (1904–1984)


Johnny Weissmuller was born in Timisoara, Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, though he would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the US Olympic team. A sickly child, he took up swimming on the advice of a doctor. He grew to be a 6' 3", 190-pound champion ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 79) in Acapulco, Mexico

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 1970 The Phynx
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 1946 Swamp Fire
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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
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 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
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 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)
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8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I started out as a scrawny kid in Chicago, and even that was lucky. It got me to swimming. Then all the good breaks in the world happened-and kept on happening. See more »

Trivia:

Moved to Las Vegas from Florida in 1973 where he was a greeter at the MGM Grand Hotel for a time. See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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