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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:

Red Barry: How did you know it was a woman?
Hong Kong Cholly: Oh, smell of perfume. Hong Kong Cholly pretty good defective, yes?
Red Barry: Pretty good defective - only it doesn't help much.

Shawnee Jack: You better stop spoilin' her. First thing you know, she'll be followin' you around like a shadow.
Chad Santee: Well, if we had done a little more Indian spoiling in the past, it'd save a heap of fightin' and a heap of dyin'.

Fuzzy Q. Jones: Standing Pine told me where I could find this big claim.
Billy Carson: Standing Pine? Who's Standing Pine?
Fuzzy Q. Jones: He's my Indian guide. He's a spirit.
Billy Carson: A spirit. Fuzz, you better keep that cork in the bottle. Those spirits are going to get you in trouble.

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Buster Crabbe Facts
Graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

First cousin four times removed of Confederate General James Longstreet (1821-1904).

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

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