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 (wīs′mŭl′ər, -myo͞o′lər), Johnny 1904-1984.
American swimmer and actor who won 5 Olympic gold medals and set 67 world records for swimming. He later played Tarzan in numerous jungle adventure films.

Weissmuller

(ˈwaɪsˌmʌlə)
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(Biography) John Peter, known as Johnny. 1904–84, US swimmer and film actor, who won Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928 and played the title role in the early Tarzan films
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He was an actor from 1952 to 1954, starring in such movies as Invaders From Mars and Killer Ape with Johnny Weissmuller. He was a lifelong Druid who in 1963 became an evangelist, calling himself "Goliath for Christ" He was born in Pontotoc on this day in 1927.
The first time my eyes locked onto Johnny Weissmuller's Bowie knife tucked in his loincloth watching "Tarzan" movies ruined me.
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Some of the items for sale date back to film's early era, including a suede loincloth worn by Johnny Weissmuller in the 1932 film "Tarzan the Ape Man."
RZAN AND HIS MATE 1934 JOHNNY Weissmuller was the loincloth hero in the film series in the 20s and 30s, alongside trained chimp pal Cheetah.
He admired the star of the movie, Johnny Weissmuller, who was an actor and swimmer.
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Immediately striking, as one entered the first of the two rooms, was the color of the walls--a beautiful, floral shade of pink, which, as it turned out, matched the hue decorating the interior of the Hotel Los Flamingos in Acapulco, the long-term residence of Johnny Weissmuller, the actor and professional swimmer who starred as Tarzan in a dozen films shot in the 1930s and '40s.
Olympic gold medal-winning swimming star Johnny Weissmuller first gave Tarzan his famous wild yell and a recording of it was later played at his funeral as his coffin was lowered into the ground.
2 TARZAN THE APE MAN (1932) OLYMPIC gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller aired his famous Tarzan yell in this movie.
JOHNNY WEISSMULLER broke Duke Kahanamoku's world record in the 100-metre freestyle, swimming it in 58.6 seconds - he was just 18.