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Legendary actor, Buster Crabbe, was born Clarence Linden Crabbe on Feb 7, 1908 in Oakland, CA. Crabbe died at the age of 75 on Apr 23, 1983 in Scottsdale, AZ .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Crabbe was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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on Aug 12, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

Johnny Weissmuller wasn?t the only swimming Olympian to play Tarzan. There was also Clarence ?Buster? Crabbe. Crabbe and Weissmuller knew each other before their Hollywood days and were competitive. Crabbe developed as his swimming (and surfing) prowess while growing up on a pineapple plantation in ... Read full article

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Buster Crabbe Quotes:

[Billy gets the drop on Cal and his gang again]
Cal: You certainly go out of your way to look for trouble.
Billy Carson: It could be, but I haven't found any yet that bothered me.

Fuzzy Q. Jones: I'm in the blue chips this time, proper. You and me is practically millionaires.
Billy Carson: Yeah, whadja do? Make a strike of fool's gold?

Marie: Oh, wait! I'm afraid of that gorilla!
Ray Gorman: He won't hurt you - not after she's told him not to.
Marie: And suppose she tells him different... what then?
Ray Gorman: He'd tear you to pieces.

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Buster Crabbe Facts
Grandson Nick Holt head defensive football coach 2006 at University of Southern California where Buster Crabbe graduated in 1931.

Was on the 1928 and 1932 US Olympic swimming teams. Won gold medal in the 400 Meter Swimming Freestyle at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Also won a bronze medal in the 1500 Meter Freestyle at Amsterdam.

In 1971, Crabbe broke the world swimming record for the over sixties in the 400 meters free style.

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