No. 3: Johnny Weissmuller

He turned five Olympic gold swimming medals and the line, “Me Tarzan, you Jane,” into a house next to Jed Clampett’s. Weissmuller grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of um, Chicago, but made his name swinging on Hollywood and Vine with the sumptuous Maureen O’Sullivan 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 women’s tennis tour. Weissmuller’s face was also part of the montage on the Beatles’ album cover “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
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