Johnny Weissmuller Overview:

Legendary actor, Johnny Weissmuller, was born Janos Weissmuller on Jun 2, 1904 in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania). Weissmuller died at the age of 79 on Jan 20, 1984 in Acapulco, Mexico and was laid to rest in Pante?n Valle de la Luz Cemetery in Acapulco, Mexico.

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Tall and powerfully-built, Johnny Weissmuller was a former Olympic swimming champion, having won five gold medals at the 1924 and 1935 Olympic Games. He became Hollywood's best known and longest-serving Tarzan, bringing a human touch to the jungle adventures, the earlier of which at MGM were extremely well made. When his features hardened and his waist-line thickened, he played another long-running character, Jungle Jim. He married Lupe Velez (third of six wives) in 1933, divorcing in 1939.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. He appears on the cover of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Weissmuller was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Johnny Weissmuller Quotes:

Jane: What's the matter?
Tarzan: People!


Jane: [looking at the crib Tarzan built] Tarzan, how clever!
[to the baby]
Jane: Now say, Thank you Father. Thank you Father.
Tarzan: Tarzan!


Tarzan: Jane lead way. Tarzan follow always.


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Johnny Weissmuller won five Olympic gold medals, one Olympic bronze medal, 52 United States National Championships and set 67 world records.He never lost a race and retired with an unbeaten Amateur record.

During his appearance on German television show "Das aktuelle Sportstudio", a monkey removed his wife Maria's wig and threw it on the floor (1971).

In 1929, Weissmuller made his first motion picture appearance as an Adonis, wearing only a fig leaf, in the movie Glorifying the American Girl.

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