Johnny Weissmuller
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Westminster, London

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Name: Johnny Weissmuller
Category: Actor

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Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984).American Actor of Austrian/Hungarian descent.5 times Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer in the 1920's,and following this a successful career as a film actor,being best known as,and the best one to play, Tarzan in the 1930's & 1940's film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan novels.Weissmuller was the one credited with creating the infamous Tarzan yell.!

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Years of Residence: 1976 - 1976
Source: Book: Stars In My Eyes: A Movie & Media Memoir (By Barry Brown)

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Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984),American Actor,best known as,and the best one to play,Tarzan the Ape-Man in the 1930's & 40's, and former 5-times Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer. Stayed here in 1976 where a guest asked him to recreate his famous Tarzan yell right inside the Savoy Lobby,much to the chagrin of his wife.

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The Savoy Hotel
United Kingdom

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The Savoy Hotel was opened in 1889 under the auspices of Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901),English Theatrical Impresario,who owned the Savoy Theatre (1881),next door. Since its opening,the Savoy Hotel has played host to a great many notable guests,from Singers of stage & screen,artists,actors,directors,musicians,politicians and many more.

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