Johnny Weissmuller

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Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe, Stubby Kruger and Johnny Weissmuller shown in El Segundo, California
Tarzan, played by Johnny Weissmuller, with Cheetah and Jane
Johnny Weissmuller on a Coca-cola serving tray circa 1934
Johnny Weissmuller with actor George O'Brien circa 1935, courtesy of Brian's Drive-in Theater
Johnny Weissmuller is an inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and an Honour Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1970. He remains one of the most iconic celebrity swimmers of all time and appeared in several movies as Tarzan.

Weissmuller was a six-time Olympic (5 gold + 1 bronze) at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games. He went undefeated in freestyle events between 1921 and 1929 with his longest swim being the 3.2 km (2 miles) Chicago River Race. In 1970, he accepted an assignment as the International Commissioner of Marathon Swimming and represented the sport of marathon swimming and the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation.

Weissmuller swam for the Illinois Athletic Club, winning 52 US National Championships and setting 67 world records. He is famously known as an actor, starring as Tarzan of the Apes in 12 films between 1932 and 1948.

Tarzan Movie Clips

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