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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:

Tarzan: Good morning, I love you.
Jane Parker: Good morning, I love you. You never forget, do you, Tarzan?
Tarzan: Never forget... I love you.
Jane Parker: Love who?
Tarzan: Love you.
Jane Parker: Love who?
Tarzan: Love Jane.
Jane Parker: Love... my...
Tarzan: Love my... wife. My wife!


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


[last lines]
Jane: He'll never tell where his riches came from. You can be sure of that.
Tarzan: Tarzan sure.


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Johnny Weissmuller Facts
During the making of the "Jungle Jim" movies, he was fined $5000 for every pound he was overweight.

Weissmuller had a close call in Cuba during the time of the Cuban Revolution. While playing golf, he and his friends found themselves suddenly surrounded by a group of Fidel Castro's soldiers intent on kidnapping them, or worse. Thinking fast, Weissmuller immediately gave his trademark Tarzan yell. The soldiers immediately recognized it and were so delighted to meet Tarzan that they escorted the group back to a safe area.

The first Tarzan was Elmo Lincoln, however Johnny Weissmuller was the first Tarzan to be associated with the now famous Tarzan yell.

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