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Also Known As: Died: January 21, 1984
Born: June 2, 1904 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Romania Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Chicago, Illinois
1924:
Won three Olympic gold medals in swimming, two for solo events and one as part of the US relay team, all breaking world records
1927:
Was credited with saving eleven lives, rescuing passengers of a capsized cruise boat in Lake Michigan
1928:
Took more Olympic gold as a swimmer with one solo medal and one relay medal, both record-breaking efforts; won a bronze medal in water polo
1929:
Played Adonis in the musical revue "Glorifying the American Girl", an early talkie about the rise of a showgirl (Mary Eaton)
1931:
Was featured in the swimming shorts "The Human Fish" and "Water Bugs"
1932:
Made feature starring debut opposite Maureen O'Sullivan's Jane in "Tarzan the Ape Man"; would go on to star in eleven other Tarzan features, making him the most prolific "Lord of the Jungle"
1934:
Starred in "Tarzan and His Mate"
1936:
Played the titular fugitive in "Tarzan Escapes"
1939:
Paired with Johnny Sheffield as Boy in "Tarzan Finds a Son"
1941:
Starred in "Tarzan's Secret Treasure", his third film with director Richard Thorpe
1942:
Starred in "Tarzan's New York Adventure", final installment with Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane
1943:
Battled Nazis in "Tarzan Triumphs"
1943:
Reprised role in "Tarzan's Desert Mystery"
1945:
Teamed up with Brenda Joyce as Jane in "Tarzan and the Amazons", directed by Kurt Neumann
1946:
Starred in "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman", also helmed by Neumann
1946:
Rare non-adventure dramatic role as a soldier struggling to return to civilian life in the melodrama "Swamp Fire"
1947:
Final collaboration with Sheffield and Neumann, "Tarzan and the Huntress"
1948:
Final feature appearance as Tarzan in "Tarzan and the Mermaids"
1948:
Continued his jungle adventures as African safari adventurer "Jungle Jim"; went on to star in thirteen more films as the character
1954:
Final film as Jungle Jim, "Jungle Man-Eaters"
1955:
Portrayed himself, a "Jungle Jim"-like character in the adventure feature "Devil Goddess" and the similarly themed "Jungle Moon Men"
1955:
Reprised character in the syndicated "Jungle Jim" TV-series
1970:
Had cameo role as himself in the pop-culture satire "The Phynx"
1983:
Inducted into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame for his achievements in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic games

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