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Johnny Weissmuller
(1904 - 1984)


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Name: Mr Johnny Weissmuller
Gender: Male
Age: 79 years old
Lived: Thursday, 2 June 1904 - Friday, 20 January 1984

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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.

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Fathers Name: Peter Weissmüller
Mothers Name: Elisabeth Kersch
Spouse's Name: Maria Brock Mandell Bauman
Children's Names: Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Wendy Anne Weissmuller, Heidi Elizabeth Weissmuller
Country of Birth: Romania
Country of Residence: Mexico
City of Residence: Acapulco
Occupation: Entertainment
Marital Status: Married


Favourite Sport: Swimming
Other Interests:
Swimming, Acting


Place of Passing: Acapulco, Mexico
Date of Passing: 20 January 1984
Cause of Passing: Pulmonary edema
Place of Burial: Valley of the Light Cemetery, Acapulco, Mexico
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