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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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 1946 Swamp Fire
Johnny Duval
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

How can a guy climb trees, say "Me, Tarzan, you, Jane," and make a million? The public forgives my acting because they know I was an athlete. They know I wasn't make-believe. [on his role as Tarzan in some 20 films between 1932 and 1949] See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member). See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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