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Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904January 20, 1984) was an American swimmer and actor who 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. Other actors also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller was the best-known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... For other uses, see Tarzan (disambiguation). ... An ululation is a long, wavering, high-pitched sound resembling the howl of a dog or wolf. ... The Tarzan yell is the distinctive, ululating yell of the character Tarzan, as portrayed by actor Johnny Weissmuller in the films based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, starting with Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). ...

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Early life

He was registered as Peter John Weissmüller, baptized as János Weißmüller. Some sources cite his birthplace as Freidorf (now a district of Timişoara, Romania), then a part of Austria-Hungary[1][2][3], whereas, according to other, more doubtful sources [4][5], he was born in the village of Pardanj (today Međa), in Austria-Hungary (today Serbia, near the Romanian border). He was the son of German-speaking parents of Roman Catholic and Jewish background, Petrus Weißmüller and Elisabeth Kersch, according to his birth and baptismal records. He was actually named Peter by his parents, but when he arrived in the US he used his brother's name, Johnny, because it was more American. County Status County Capital Mayor Gheorghe Ciuhandu, Christian-Democratic Peoples Party, since 1996 Area 129. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... MeÄ‘a (Међа) is a village located in the ŽitiÅ¡te municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ...


The group known as Banat Swabians - ethnic Germans who had lived for centuries in that region and developed a distinctive dialect and cultural traits of their own - counts Weissmuller as one of its most well-known sons. The Banat Swabians are a German-speaking population in Southeast Europe, part of the Danube Swabians, who immigrated over 200 years ago from different parts of Southern Germany into Banat, after it had been almost entirely depopulated during wars with Turkey. ...


When Johnny was seven months old, the family emigrated to the United States aboard the S.S. Rotterdam as steerage passengers. They left Rotterdam on January 14, 1905, and arrived at Ellis Island in New York harbor twelve days later as Peter, Elisabeth and Johann Weissmuller. The passenger lists records them as ethnic Germans and citizens of Hungary. Peter had been born 1876-12-31. A memorial statue in Hanko, Finland, commemorating the thousands of emigrants who left the country to start a new life in the United States Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving ones native country to settle in another country. ... The steerage was one of the lowest decks of a ship. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... This article is about the state. ... Ethnic Germans (German: ), also collectively referred to as the German diaspora, are those who are considered, by themselves or others, to be of German origin ethnically, do not live within the present-day Federal Republic of Germany, nor necessarily hold its citizenship. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


After a brief stay in Chicago, Illinois, visiting relatives, they moved to the coal mining town of Windber, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh region. (For most of Johnny Weissmuller's career, show business biographies incorrectly listed him as having been born in Pennsylvania.) Peter Weissmuller worked as a miner, and his youngest son, Peter Weissmuller, Jr., was born in Windber on September 3, 1905. Peter Jr is listed on one census as born in Illinois. Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Surface coal mining in Wyoming. ... Windber is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, eight miles (13 km) south of Johnstown. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Pittsburgh Tri-State is the U.S. region that is centered around the transportation, medical, academic, economic, media and federal resources based in Pittsburgh. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ...


After several years in Western Pennsylvania, they moved to Chicago. Johnny's father owned a bar for a time and his mother became head cook at a famed restaurant. His father worked as a brewer for the United States brewery in Chicago. His parents were later divorced, as is shown by the divorce document filed in Chicago by Elizabeth Weissmuller, although a lot of sources state incorrectly that Weissmuller's father died of tuberculosis contracted from working in coal mines and left her a widow. Peter actually lived to old age and had sired another large family. By 1930 he had married his second wife, Anna, with whom he had a son named Edward and a daughter Ruth, and a grandson named Peter. Elizabeth Weissmuller appears with her sons on the Cook County census claiming to be a widow. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ...


From an early age, Johnny and his brother were aggressive swimmers. The beaches of Lake Michigan became their favorite summer recreation place. He then joined the Stanton Park pool, where he won all the junior swim meets. At the age of twelve he earned a spot on the YMCA swim team. --67. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... “Fun” redirects here. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ...


Swimming career

Medal record
Olympic Games
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Men’s swimming
Gold 1924 Paris 100 m freestyle
Gold 1924 Paris 400 m freestyle
Gold 1924 Paris 4x200 m freestyle relay
Gold 1928 Amsterdam 100 m freestyle
Gold 1928 Amsterdam 4x200 m freestyle relay
Men’s water polo
Bronze 1924 Paris Team

When Weissmuller left school, he worked as a bellhop and elevator operator at the Plaza Hotel in Chicago and trained for the Olympics with swim coach William Bachrach at the Illinois Athletic Club, where he developed his revolutionary high-riding front crawl. He made his amateur debut on August 6, 1921, winning his first AAU race in the 50-yard freestyle. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Swimming has been a sport at every modern Summer Olympics. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... Medals Awarded Swimming Gertrude Ederle Gold in 400 meter freestyle relay Bronze in 400 meter freestyle Bronze in 100 meter freestyle External link 1924 olympics medalists - from CBS Categories: Olympic stubs ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... Medals Awarded Swimming Gertrude Ederle Gold in 400 meter freestyle relay Bronze in 400 meter freestyle Bronze in 100 meter freestyle External link 1924 olympics medalists - from CBS Categories: Olympic stubs ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... Medals Awarded Swimming Gertrude Ederle Gold in 400 meter freestyle relay Bronze in 400 meter freestyle Bronze in 100 meter freestyle External link 1924 olympics medalists - from CBS Categories: Olympic stubs ... The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics, 11 swimming events were contested. ... The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... At the 1928 Summer Olympics, 11 swimming events were contested. ... Water polo has been part of the Summer Olympics program since the second games, in 1900. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics: Categories: | ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Look up amateur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... - The Amateur Athletic Union, widely known as the AAU, was formed in United States. ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ...


Though he was foreign-born, Weissmuller gave his birthplace as Windber, Pennsylvania, and his birth date as that of his younger brother, Peter Weissmuller. This was to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of the United States Olympic team, and was a critical issue in being issued an American passport. For Microsoft Corporation’s “universal login” service, formerly known as Microsoft Passport Network, see Windows Live ID. For other types of travel document, see Travel document. ...


On July 9, 1922, Weissmuller broke Duke Kahanamoku's world record on the 100-meters freestyle, swimming it in 58.6 seconds. He won the title in that distance at the 1924 Summer Olympics, beating Kahanamoku on February 24, 1924. He also won the 400-meters freestyle and the 4 x 200 meters relay. As a member of the American water polo team, he also won a bronze medal. Four years later, at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, he won another two Olympic titles. is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Kahuna redirects here. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ...


In all, he won five Olympic gold medals, one bronze medal, won fifty-two U.S. National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. Johnny Weissmuller never lost a race and retired from his amateur swimming career undefeated. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Motion picture career

In 1929, Weissmuller signed a contract with BVD to be a model and representative. He traveled throughout the country doing swim shows, handing out leaflets promoting that brand of swimwear, giving his autograph and going on talk shows. In that same year, he made his first motion picture appearance as an Adonis wearing only a figleaf in a movie titled Glorifying the American Girl and he appeared as himself in the first of several Crystal Champions, a movie short featuring Weissmuller and other Olympic champions at Silver Springs, Florida. Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... This article is about the mens underwear. ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... In Greek mythology Adonis (Greek: , also: Άδωνις) is an archetypal life-death-rebirth deity of Semitic origin, and a central cult figure in various mystery religions. ... Glorifying the American Girl is a 1929 musical comedy film produced by Florenz Ziegfeld and highlighting his Ziegfeld Follies girls. ... Silver Springs is a U.S. populated place and spring in Marion County, Florida, just to the east of the city of Ocala. ...


His career really began when he signed a seven year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and played the role of Tarzan in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). The movie was a huge success and the 6'3" Weissmuller became an overnight international sensation. Even the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created the character of Tarzan in his books, was pleased. A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tarzan (disambiguation). ... Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) is an action adventure film starring Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith & Maureen OSullivan. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. ...


Weissmuller starred in six Tarzan movies for MGM with actress Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane and Cheeta the Chimpanzee. The last three also included Johnny Sheffield as Boy. Then, in 1942, Weissmuller went to RKO and starred in six more Tarzan movies. Sheffield appeared as Boy in the first five features for that studio. Another co-star was blonde actress Brenda Joyce, who played Jane in Weissmuller's last four Tarzan movies. In a total of twelve Tarzan movies, Weissmuller earned an estimated $2,000,000 and established himself as the best-known of all the actors who have ever portrayed Tarzan. Although not the first Tarzan in movies (that honour went to Elmo Lincoln), he was the first to be associated with the now traditional ululating, yodeling Tarzan yell. (During an appearance on television's Mike Douglas Show in the 1970s, Weissmuller explained how the famous yell was created. Recordings of three vocalists were spliced together to get the effect--a soprano, an alto, and a hog caller!) For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Maureen OSullivan as Jane in Tarzan and His Mate Maureen O’Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress. ... Cheeta making his second appearance in a Tarzan film. ... Johnny Sheffield in Tarzans New York Adventure Johnny Sheffield (born April 11, 1931) is an American former child actor. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Brenda Joyce (born Betty Leabo February 25, 1917 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA) was a 54 film actress who appeared in many B-movies of the 1940s. ... Elmo Lincoln is best known in his silent movie role of Tarzan. ...


When he finally left that role, he immediately traded his loincloth costume for jungle fatigues and appeared fully clothed in the role of Jungle Jim (1948) for Columbia. He made thirteen Jungle Jim movies between (1948) and (1954). Within the next year, he appeared in three more jungle movies playing himself. In 1955, he began production of the Jungle Jim television adventure series for Screen Gems, a film subsidiary of Columbia. The show ran for twenty-six episodes, which played over and over on network and syndicated TV for many years. Jungle Jim was created in January 7, 1934 by writer Don Moore and artist Alex Raymond, who had been known for aiding the production of comics such as Tim Tylers Luck, Tillie the Toiler, Blondie, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of years in television. // Events April 1 - The DuMont Television network drastically cuts back its programming. ... Jungle Jim was created in January 7, 1934 by writer Don Moore and artist Alex Raymond, who had been known for aiding the production of comics such as Tim Tylers Luck, Tillie the Toiler, Blondie, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. ...


Weissmuller had five wives: band and club singer Bobbe Arnst (married 1931-divorced 1933); actress Lupe Vélez (married 1933-divorced 1939); Beryl Scott (married 1939-divorced 1948); Allene Gates (married 1948-divorced 1962); and Maria Bauman (married 1963-his death 1984). Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944) was a Mexican American actress. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


According to a movie site on the Internet, he also married and divorced Camilla Louiee, but that claim has been challenged. Weissmuller reportedly said that Louiee ran off and married another man instead of him.[citation needed]


With his third wife, Beryl, he had three children, Johnny Scott Weissmuller (or Johnny Weissmuller, Jr., also an actor) (born September 23, 1940, died July 27, 2006), Wendy Anne Weissmuller (born June 1, 1942) and Heidi Elizabeth Weissmuller (July 31, 1944-November 19, 1962). Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later life

In the late 1950s, Weissmuller moved back to Chicago and started a swimming pool company. He also lent his name to other business ventures, but did not have a great deal of success. He retired in 1965 and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was Founding Chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ... The International Swimming Hall of Fame, located on the Atlantic Ocean beachfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, is a Hall of Fame dedicated to promoting the sport of swimming and immortalising the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in the following four branches of aquatic sports: competitive...


In September 1966, Weissmuller joined former screen Tarzans James Pierce and Jock Mahoney to appear with Ron Ely as part of the publicity for the upcoming premier of the TV series. The producers also approached Weissmuller to guest star as Tarzan's father, but nothing came of it. James H. Pierce, of Shelbyville, IN, became one of the first actors to portray Tarzan on film. ... Jock Mahoney (February 7, 1919 - December 14, 1989) was the stagename of American actor and stuntman Jacques OMahoney, who was of French, Irish and Cherokee descent. ... Ron Ely or Ronald Ely (born 21 June 1938) is the stage name of the American actor born Ronald Pierce in Hereford, Texas. ... Ron Ely as Tarzan Tarzan aired on NBC from 1966 – 1968. ...


In 1970, he attended the British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh where he was presented to Queen Elizabeth II. He also made a cameo appearance with former co-star Maureen O'Sullivan in The Phynx (1970). Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Maureen OSullivan as Jane in Tarzan and His Mate Maureen O’Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress. ... The Phynx is a 1970 comedy film directed by Lee H. Katzin. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ...


His image appeared amongst the crowd on the cover of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see Sgt. ...


Weissmuller lived in Florida until the end of 1973, then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a greeter at the MGM Grand Hotel for a time. In 1974, he broke a hip and leg. While hospitalized he learned that, in spite of his strength and lifelong daily regimen of swimming and exercise, he had a serious heart condition. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1976, he appeared for the last time in a motion picture playing a movie crewman who is fired by a movie mogul, played by Art Carney, in Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, and he also made his final public appearance in that year when he was inducted into the Body Building Guild Hall of Fame. // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Arthur William Matthew Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American actor in film, stage, television, and radio. ...


Weissmuller suffered a series of strokes in 1977. For a time in 1979, he was a patient in the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Later he and his last wife, Maria, moved to Acapulco, Mexico, which was the location of his last Tarzan movie. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital is a motion picture and television industry complex complete with a retirement community, with individual cottages, and a fully licensed, acute-care hospital, located at 23388 Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills, California. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... Acapulco, also known as Acapulco de Juárez, is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 190 miles S.S.W. of Mexico City, at 16. ...


Johnny Weissmuller died on January 20, 1984 of pulmonary edema at his retirement home in Acapulco. He is buried in the Valley of The Light Cemetery there. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This page is about the condition called edema. ... Acapulco (Officially: Acapulco de Juárez) is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City. ...


His former co-star and movie son, Johnny Sheffield, wrote of him, "I can only say that working with Big John was one of the highlights of my life. He was a Star (with a capital "S") and he gave off a special light and some of that light got into me. Knowing and being with Johnny Weissmuller during my formative years had a lasting influence on my life." Johnny Sheffield in Tarzans New York Adventure Johnny Sheffield (born April 11, 1931) is an American former child actor. ...


At his request, as his coffin was lowered into the ground, a recording of the Tarzan yell he invented was played three times.


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His nephew Chuck Wissmiller and Chuck's three daughters later starred on the A&E television series Family Plots, which ran from 2003 to late 2005. Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Family Plots is a reality television show that follows the ongoing events and the sometimes eccentric employees that work at the family-run Poway Bernardo Mortuary in Poway, California. ...


Filmography

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See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... Tarzan Escapes is the third in the MGM Tarzan series to feature Johnny Weissmuller as the King of the Apes. Plot Captain Fry, a hunter, attempts to take Tarzan to civilization so he can be put on public display. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... Tarzan Finds a Son! is a Tarzan film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs It was the fourth in the MGM Tarzan series to feature Johnny Weissmuller as the King of the Apes. A plane flying to Johannesburg carrying a young couple and their baby, crashes in... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Tarzans New York Adventure is a 1942 film, the sixth Tarzan film to feature actors Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen OSullivan. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... Tarzans Desert Mystery is a 1943 film starring Johnny Weismuller and Nancy Kelly. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... Stage Door Canteen is a 1943 film. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Tarzan and the Leopard Woman was a 1946 action film. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948), directed by Robert Florey, was an installment in a series of Tarzan movies based on the character created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, starring Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan, a man raised in the African jungle by gorillas. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Jungle Jim was created in January 7, 1934 by writer Don Moore and artist Alex Raymond, who had been known for aiding the production of comics such as Tim Tylers Luck, Tillie the Toiler, Blondie, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Jungle Manhunt is a 1951 science fiction/adventure film written by Samuel Newman and directed by Lew Landers. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land is a black and white 1952 Adventure Film directed by Lew Landers and written by Samuel Newman. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The Phynx is a 1970 comedy film directed by Lee H. Katzin. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... “WB” redirects here. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ...

Literature

  • David A. Fury. Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Artist's Press. 2000) ISBN: 0924556021
  • Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Tarzan My Father, Toronto: ECW Press 2002

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique[1] identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ...

References

  1. ^ This interview of his son, taken in Timisoara in 2004 confirms he was born in Romania (as well in his book Tarzan, My Father by Johnny Weissmuller, Jr)
  2. ^ http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9076468/Johnny-Weissmuller
  3. ^ http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761576297/Johnny_Weissmuller.html
  4. ^ (ex=1172725200&en=a945f654fa0398cc&ei=5070 New York Times, Feb. 17, 2007; The article states that Weissmuller was born in Medja,Serbia
  5. ^ Businessweek, ; The article states that Weissmuller was born in Medja, Serbia

External links

  • The New York Times article from Feb. 17, 2007 that states that Johnny Weissmuller was born in Serbia
  • The Official Johnny Weissmuller Web Site
  • Johnny Weissmuller at the Internet Movie Database
  • LOUIS S. NIXDORFF, 1928 OLYMPIC GAMES COLLECTION, 1926-1978 - Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • The passenger list of the ship that brought the Weissmuller to Ellis Island
Preceded by
Frank Merrill
Actors to portray Tarzan
1932-1948
Succeeded by
Buster Crabbe

 
 

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