According to David Wallechinsky's Complete Book of the Olympics, while playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Cuba in 1958, Weissmuller's golf cart was suddenly captured by rebel soldiers. Weissmuller sized up the situation, got out of the cart and gave his trademark Tarzan yell. The shocked rebels soon began to jump up and down, calling "Tarzan! Welcome to Cuba!" Johnny and his companions were not only not kidnapped, but were given a rebel escort to the golf course.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
From The Olympic Pool To The Hollywood Jungle
As noted by The People History, on October 12, 1931, Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller was chosen to play Tarzan in a number of films.