Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller
1904 - 1984

Johnny Weissmuller  Hungarian Actor

Johnny Weissmuller passed away on 20th Jan 1984 aged 79. His last relationship was when Johnny Weissmuller and Maria Block were married for 21 years before Johnny Weissmuller died aged 79.

Relationships

Johnny Weissmuller was previously married to Maria Block (1962 - 1984), Ailene Gates (1947 - 1962), Beryl Scott (1938 - 1948), Lupe Velez (1932 - 1939) and Bobbe Arnst (1930 - 1933).

He was also in relationships with Jean Harlow (1933), Fay Webb (1933 - present), Greta Garbo (1930 - present), Mildred Shay, Tallulah Bankhead ( - present) and Joan Crawford.

Johnny Weissmuller had 3 children, John Scott (76), Wendy Anne (74) and Heidi Elizabeth (72).

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Johnny Weissmuller is a 79 year old Hungarian Actor. Born Peter Johann Weissmüller on 2nd June, 1904 in Freidorf, banat, Austria-Hungary, he is famous for Tarzan in a career that spans 1929–1976. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Johnny Weissmuller was in an on-screen matchup with Brenda Joyce in Tarzan and the Amazons (1945).

Johnny Weissmuller is a member of the following lists: International Swimming Hall of Fame inductees, Lifeguards and Male actors from Chicago, Illinois.

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Confirmed Relationships11
Longest Relationship86 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship3 yrs, 9 mths
Average Relationship Length20 yrs, 10 mths
First Name Johnny
Middle Name Johann
Last Name Weissmuller
Full Name at Birth Peter Johann Weissmüller
Alternative Name Big John, Johnny
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd June, 1904
Birthplace Freidorf, banat, Austria-Hungary
Died 20th January, 1984
Place of Death Acapulco, Mexico
Cause of Death Series of Strokes
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Athletic
Distinctive Feature Tarzan Yell
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Hungarian
Occupation Text Actor and Olympic Medalist (Swimming)
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Tarzan
Year(s) Active 1929–1976, 1929–76
Father Peter Weissmüller
Mother Elisabeth Kersch
Friend Adrienne Ames, Bruce Cabot
Favorite Places Hungary
Favorite Foods Chicken
Favorite Colors Red, Green, Blue

Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an 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. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo. He won fifty-two U.S. National Championships, set more than fifty world records (spread over both freestyle and backstroke), and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career. After retiring from competitions, he became the sixth actor to portray Edgar Rice Burroughs's ape man, Tarzan, 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 Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Johnny Weissmuller79 GeminiActor
Hungarian
Maria Block-Actress
Ailene Gates-
Beryl Scott-
Jean Harlow26 PiscesActress
American
Fay Webb29Actress
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Mexican
Bobbe Arnst77 LibraActress
American
Greta Garbo84 VirgoActress
Swedish
Joan Crawford71 AriesActress
American
Mildred Shay94 LibraActress
American
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
John ScottMale23rd September, 194076 years old
Wendy AnneFemale1st June, 194274 years old
Heidi ElizabethFemale31st July, 194472 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Stagehand 2Movie
The Great Masquerade1974Sepy DebronviMovie
The Phynx1970Johny WeissmullerMovie
Devil Goddess1955Johnny WeissmullerMovie
Jungle Moon Men1955Johnny WeissmullerMovie
Jungle Jim1955Jungle JimTV Show
Cannibal Attack1954Johnny WeissmullerMovie
Jungle Man-Eaters1954Jungle JimMovie
Killer Ape1953Jungle JimMovie
Savage Mutiny1953Jungle JimMovie
Valley of Head Hunters1953Jungle JimMovie
Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land1952Jungle JimMovie
Voodoo Tiger1952Jungle JimMovie
Fury of the Congo1951Jungle JimMovie
Jungle Manhunt1951Jungle JimMovie
Captive Girl1950Jungle JimMovie
Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island1950Jungle JimMovie
Mark of the Gorilla1950Jungle JimMovie
The Lost Tribe1949Jungle JimMovie
Jungle Jim1948Jungle JimMovie
Tarzan and the Mermaids1948TarzanMovie
Tarzan and the Huntress1947TarzanMovie
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman1946TarzanMovie
Swamp Fire1946Johnny DuvalMovie
Tarzan and the Amazons1945TarzanMovie
Stage Door Canteen1943Johnny WeissmullerMovie
Tarzan Triumphs1943TarzanMovie
Tarzan's Desert Mystery1943TarzanMovie
Tarzan's New York Adventure1942TarzanMovie
Tarzan's Secret Treasure1941TarzanMovie
Rodeo Dough1940Johnny WeissmullerShort Film
Tarzan Finds a Son!1939TarzanMovie
Tarzan Escapes1936TarzanMovie
Tarzan and His Mate1934TarzanMovie
Tarzan the Ape Man1932TarzanMovie
Water Bugs1931Johnny Weissmuller, Swimming ChampShort Film
Glorifying the American Girl1929Adonis - Segment 'Loveland' (uncredited)Movie
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andra39Mar 7, 2008

johnny did a great job of playing tarzan...does any one remember his buick opal commercial?


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