He turned five Olympic gold swimming medals and the line, Me Tarzan, you Jane, into a house next to Jed Clampetts. Weissmuller grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of um, Chicago, but made his name swinging on Hollywood and Vine with the sumptuous Maureen OSullivan and jungle mates Cheetah and Boy. Unlike the NBA in the 1980s, Weissmuller made short shorts look cool and his forever indelible Tarzan shriek would influence Monica Seles and others on the womens tennis tour. Weissmullers face was also part of the montage on the Beatles album cover Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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