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Olympic Gold Medals
|Established 67 world records
Won 52 national championships
Earned five Olympic gold medals
Won the Chicago Marathon Race twice
Voted the greatest swimmer of the first half century
Awarded the Helms Hall of Fame three times
Founding Chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Received the Sportsmen's World Award for Swimming in 1968
Received the American Patriot Award in 1971
Awarded special sterling silver Olympic medals at the Olympic Games in Munich 1972
Declared Sportsworld King in 1972
Received Dewars Merit Award for "Sports Immortal" in 1972
Declared an undefeated "King of Swimming"
by the International Palace of Sports in 1974
Inducted into the American Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983
TARZAN MOVIES (1932-1948)
STARRING JOHNNY WEISSMULLER
Full Coverage in ERBzine Silver Screen
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
TARZAN MOVIE POSTER GALLERY
1948 Jungle Jim
Johnny Weissmuller Career Scrapbook
1966 NBC Tarzan reunion publicity photo taken in Mexico
Jock Mahoney ~ Johnny Weissmuller ~ Ron Ely ~ James H. Pierce
OTHER MEDIA "How can a guy climb trees, say “Me, Tarzan, you, Jane,” and make a million?
The public forgives my acting because they know I was an athlete. They know I wasn’t make-believe."--Johnny Weissmuller
The role of Tarzan seemed to attract Olympians.1932 Olympic swimming gold medalist (400 meter freestyle) Clarence "Buster" Crabbe gained recognition playing Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers in the movies. Two other Olympic medalists also played Tarzan -- shotputter Bruce Bennett (whose real name was Herman Brix) and marathoner Glenn Morris.
A sterling silver medallion issued from the Franklin Mint in the mid-1980s.
1 1/4 in diameter and .35 oz of pure .925 sterling silver.
Part of a series of sporting events and personalities.
David "Nkima" Adams'
Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero
by David Fury
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