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Johnny WeissmullerSometimes Credited As:
Johnny WeissmüllerBirth Name:
Peter John WeissmullerDate Of Birth:
June 02, 1904 (Age 79)Country Of Birth:
Freidorf, Banat, Austria-Hungary (now known as TimDate Of Death:
January 20, 1984Cause Of Death:
Heart Attack in Acapulco, MexicoHeight:
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Some sources indicate he was born “János Weissmuller” but most sources indicate his real birth name to be “Peter John Weissmuller” and he had the nickname of “Big John”.
In the 1920’s he was considered the greatest swimmer in the world as he had won 5 Olympic Gold medals and 1 Olympic Bronze medal all in swimming.
He won a total of 52 U.S. championships and broke or set 67 World swimming records.
He is best remembered for his many roles as “Tarzan” the ape man and for playing a very similar character named “Jungle Jim”.
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