Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming Champ
G.I. Journal, broadcast March 9th- actor
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3 Portrayals |
5 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Johnny Weismuller | Johnny Weissmüller
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
[on always being passed over for an Academy Award] Me sit in tree seventeen years. Me watch 'em come and go.
When Weissmuller was introduced to the first Cheetah in his Tarzan films in 1931 (he worked with 8 chimpanzees altogether), the chimp's trainer told him to show no fear or the animal would attack him. As Weissmuller, dressed in his Tarzan loincloth and hunting knife, walked up to the animal, it bared its teeth, growled at him and lunged as if to attack him. Weissmuller took the knife out of the ...
Best known as one of the most popular on screen Tarzan and for inventing his trademark roar.
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