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: Too much talk. Tarzan way better.


Tarzan: Jane, Tarzan. Tarzan, Jane.


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


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He was the first speaking Tarzan and he died in January 1984, the month after the last surviving silent Tarzan, James Pierce, died.

Moved to Las Vegas from Florida in 1973 where he was a greeter at the MGM Grand Hotel for a time.

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