[BORN] Johnny Weismuller:  (János Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) , the 'real' Tarzan #actor

[BORN] Johnny Weismuller: (János Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) , the 'real' Tarzan #actor

8x10 photo of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS & Tarzan actor Elmo Lincoln

Details about 8x10 photo of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS & Tarzan actor Elmo Lincoln

Buster Crabbe (far left) and Johnny Weissmuller (far right), Olympic swimmers, 1928. Both later were Tarzan actors.

Buster Crabbe (far left) and Johnny Weissmuller (far right), Olympic swimmers, 1928. Both later were Tarzan actors.

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER (1904 - 1984) was an Romanian-Austro-Hungarian-American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER (1904 - 1984) was an Romanian-Austro-Hungarian-American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.

Here's a photo of the boys with Bruce Bennett (Herman Brix) from "How High Is Up," 1940. Bennett was an Olympic gold medalist, former Tarzan actor and had a long movie career. He passed away in 2007 at 100 years old. He also played a football player in "No Census, No Feeling." Bennett's real name is Herman Brix. He used his name in the Olympics, of course, and in his first movies, including the Tarzan serial, "Tarzan and the Green Goddess". He's the one with his hand grabbing Larry's hair.

Here's a photo of the boys with Bruce Bennett (Herman Brix) from "How High Is Up," 1940. Bennett was an Olympic gold medalist, former Tarzan actor and had a long movie career. He passed away in 2007 at 100 years old. He also played a football player in "No Census, No Feeling." Bennett's real name is Herman Brix. He used his name in the Olympics, of course, and in his first movies, including the Tarzan serial, "Tarzan and the Green Goddess". He's the one with his hand grabbing Larry's hair.

Piscine Molitor: The swimming pool where Tarzan was a lifeguard ...is now Hotel Molitor Paris MGallery Collection // @Accorhotels.com

Piscine Molitor: The swimming pool where Tarzan was a lifeguard

Piscine Molitor: The swimming pool where Tarzan was a lifeguard ...is now Hotel Molitor Paris MGallery Collection // @Accorhotels.com

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