Cheeta, seen here with Lex Barker's version of Tarzan, became a star in 12 Tarzan films throughout the '30s and '40s. Cheeta retired in 1967 after making 'Dr. Dolittle' with Rex Harrison. The 76-year-old chimp is still going strong and is set to release an autobiography in October 2008.
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