Johnny Weismuller – Tarzan: a century

1. The most famous Tarzan of them all – former swimmer Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan) with Cheetah, John Sheffield (boy) and Maureen O’Sullivan (Jane) in the 1936 film Tarzan.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

2. Tarzan first appeared in the October 1912 edition of the magazine The All-Story. A copy was bought for $60,000 at auction in 2006.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

3. Elmo Lincoln played Tarzan three times, starting with the 1918 silent film Tarzan of the Apes, which was directed by Scott Sidney.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

4. The Son Of Tarzan featured Gordon Griffith and Mae Giraci, and was shown as a six-reel feature from May through December 1920.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

5. The 1927 silent movie starring James Pierce as Tarzan and Dorothy Dunbar as Jane.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

6. Frank Merrill first starred as Tarzan in 1921 and reprised the role in the 1928 film Tarzan The Mighty.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

7. Maureen O’Sullivan, Cheetah and Johnny Weissmuller in the 1932 film Tarzan, the Ape Man.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

8. Buster Crabbe, who won an Olympic bronze medal for the 1,500 meters freestyle in 1928, went on to win the gold medal.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

9. Tarzan in The 1935 New Adventures Of Tarzan was played by Herman Brix.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

10. In 1949, Lex Barker became the 10th official Tarzan of the movies.

Johnny Weismuller - Tarzan: a century

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