The Death of Tarzan
Today in 1984 came the end to an iconic career: Johnny Weissmuller, better known as Tarzan, passed away. He starred in several of MGM’s Tarzan movies, beginning with Tarzan the Ape Man in 1932. However, Weismuller was more than a pretty Hollywood face. He came ready to play the jungle man by having won five, count’em, five gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics in swimming. Although he never starred in the 1966 TV show version of Tarzan, Weissmuller’s yodelling howl is still synonymous with the ape man he made famous.
Oh yeah, today is also Bill Maher’s birthday. Holla!