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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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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 playing Tarzan in 12 films between 1932-1948] 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. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

muscular pectorals See more »

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Gemini

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