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Johnny Weissmuller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnny Weissmuller, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 2, 1904 In Freidorf, Austria-Hungary [now Timisoara, Timis County, Romania]
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie Ways to Strength and Beauty 1925-03-16
Latest Project:
Movie Tarzan Revisited 2017-04-28
Known For
Poster of Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land
Poster of Jungle Manhunt
Poster of Fury of the Congo
Poster of The Golden Twenties
Filmography
Movie Tarzan Revisited Himself (archive footage) 2017-04-28
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Movie Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Stagehand 2 1976-07-26
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie The Phynx Johnny Weissmuller 1970-03-06
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series Jungle Jim 1955-09-26
Movie Jungle Moon Men Johnny Weissmuller 1955-04-08
Movie Devil Goddess Johnny Weissmuller 1955-10-01
Movie Jungle Man-Eaters Jungle Jim 1954-06-01
Movie Cannibal Attack Johnny Weissmuller 1954-11-01
Movie Valley of Head Hunters Jungle Jim 1953-07-29
Movie Savage Mutiny Jungle Jim 1953-02-03
Movie Killer Ape Jungle Jim 1953-12-15
Movie Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Jungle Jim 1952-03-17
Movie Voodoo Tiger Jungle Jim 1952-11-15
Movie Fury of the Congo Jungle Jim 1951-02-26
Movie Jungle Manhunt Jungle Jim 1951-10-04
Movie The Yellow Cab Man Tarzan (archive sound) (uncredited) 1950-03-25
Movie Mark of the Gorilla Jungle Jim 1950-01-12
Movie Captive Girl Jungle Jim 1950-07-01
Movie The Golden Twenties Himself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Movie Pygmy Island Jungle Jim 1950-11-22
Movie The Lost Tribe Jungle Jim 1949-04-19
Movie Tarzan and the Mermaids Tarzan 1948-05-15
Movie Tarzan and the Huntress Tarzan 1947-04-05
Movie Swamp Fire Johnny Duval 1946-09-06
Movie Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Tarzan 1946-01-01
Movie Tarzan and the Amazons Tarzan 1945-04-29
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Tarzan Triumphs Tarzan 1943-01-20
Movie Tarzan's Desert Mystery Tarzan 1943-12-26
Movie Tarzan's New York Adventure Tarzan 1942-05-01
Movie Tarzan's Secret Treasure Tarzan 1941-12-01
Movie Rodeo Dough Johnny Weissmuller 1940-11-09
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Movie Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Himself 1936-08-05
Movie Tarzan Escapes Tarzan 1936-11-06
Movie Tarzan and His Mate Tarzan 1934-04-20
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 1934-03-02
Movie Tarzan the Ape Man Tarzan 1932-04-02
Movie Ways to Strength and Beauty 1925-03-16
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