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Glenn Morris (I) (1912–1974)


Glenn Morris was the fourth Olympic athlete to play Tarzan. He was the 1936 decathlon champion and won the Sullivan Award (outstanding amateur athlete of the year) over the more famous Olympian Jesse Owens. Sol Lesser cast Morris for an independent Tarzan, filmed on Twentieth Century-Fox back lots. The reviews were so thoroughly bad that Morris ... See full bio »

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(1938)
Hold That Co-ed Spencer
(1938)
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 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Spencer
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge
Tarzan
 1937 She Married an Artist
Steward (uncredited)
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 1948 Olympic Cavalcade (Documentary)
Himself
 1948 XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Documentary)
Himself
 1938 Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (Documentary)
Himself - Decathlon, USA
 1937 Decathlon Champion: The Story of Glenn Morris (Short)
Himself - Glenn Morris
 1936 Berlin 1936: Games of the XI Olympiad (TV Mini-Series)
Himself, decathlon winner
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 2008 The Naked Archaeologist (TV Series documentary)
Tarzan
- The Giants of Genesis (2008) ... Tarzan
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Won the Gold Medal in the Decathlon at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany - the so-called "Nazi Olympics" and the same Olympics where Jesse Owens upstaged Adolph Hitler. See more »

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