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Weissmuller

John Peter, known as Johnny. 1904--84, US swimmer and film actor, who won Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928 and played the title role in the early Tarzan films
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Johnny Weissmuller starred as Tarzan in 1932's Tarzan the Ape Man, the first of 12 Tarzan films he made.
As well as competing for the area, at one point she was invited to perform with none other than Johnny Weissmuller, the [euro]ve-times American Olympic gold medallist swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in [euro]lms of the 1930s and 1940s.
Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan starred in Tarzan Finds A Son.
Shot on location in Honduras by co-producers Zach Weissmuller and Ross Kenyon, the series features interviews with key figures in the startup city movement, investigates potential pitfalls, and examines the positive change these cities could create around the globe.
Astonishingly, Clark Gable was a Tarzan reject, considered "too weedy", so enter Johnny Weissmuller, spotted flexing his pecs at a Hollywood swimming pool.
U) (1951) (b&w) Action adventure, starring Johnny Weissmuller.
Johnny Weissmuller and Rowdy Gaines are associated with which Olympic sport?
Tarzan legend Johnny Weissmuller and John Wayne owned hotels there, and Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Elizabeth Taylor were regular visitors.
Movie icon Johnny Weissmuller, the most famous Tarzan of them all, was a five-times Olympic swimming gold medallist, winning three in Paris in 1924 and two in Amsterdam four years later.
With his blond good looks and athletic prowess, he was feted by the media as the all-Australian golden boy and described as a greater swimmer than former Olympic champion and Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller.
But he was fortunate that Johnny Weissmuller was bigger than Adolf Hitler.