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Johnny Weissmuller

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Johnny Weissmuller in c. 1940s

Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was a German-American swimmer and actor. He was born in Timisoara, Austria-Hungary to German parents. He was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s He won five gold and one bronze medal at the Olympics.[1] He later played Tarzan in the series of movies in the 1930s. He played Tarzan in several movies, and had trouble getting parts in other movies because of this. He died of pulmonary edema in Acapulco, Mexico.


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