Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming Champ
G.I. Journal, broadcast March 9th- actor
9 Print Biographies |
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.
After school, he worked as a bellhop and elevator operator at the Plaza Hotel in Chicago and trained for the Olympics with a swim coach at the Illinois Athletic Club, where he developed his revolutionary high-riding front crawl. He made his amateur debut on August 6, 1921, winning his first AAU race in the 50-yard freestyle.
Showing his swimming skills in Tarzan films.