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Johnny Weissmuller
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    (June 2, 1904-January 20, 1984)
    Birth name is Peter John Weissmuller
    Won five Olympic swimming gold medals, 67 world titles, and 52 national titles (1924 and 1928)
    Portrayed 'Tarzan the Ape-Man' in 'Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)' and 11 other films
    Played 'Jungle Jim' in 14 films and a 1950s television series
    Inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame (1983)
    Died from a series of strokes
    He went by his middle name.
    He lied and told everyone he was born in Pennsylvania to ensure being able to play on the U.S. Olympic Team.
    He only portrayed jungle men during his acting career.
    He married six times and divorced five times.
    He was a sickly child that grew up to be a gold medal winner.
    He once rescued several people from a capsized boat.
    He is considered one of the greatest swimmers of the 20th century.
    He made up Tarzan's signature yell.
    At his request, a recording of his Tarzan cry was played as he was lowered into the ground at his funeral.

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