Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
JOHNNY WEISSMULLER BEFORE TARZAN – SWIMMING CHAMPION 1928
1931- KAYAKING OFF OF NEWPORT BEACH
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Go, Buster, go! Ah, swimming loss was Hollywood’s g -, no, it was just swimming’s loss… Bwahahaha! Wicked!
Boy, you don’t get many Busters now, do you? Or Chesters or Roscoes or Herberts or Ernests!
Who new so many web footed ones made it from glistening pool to silver screen… Not so other sports stars though.
I’m sure you will take that as a gauntlet and now prove me wrong!
The Perfumed Dandy
Flash! Ah ahh… Saviour of the universe! At the slighest hint of the movie that Queen song goes through my head.
A few sports stars (or, at least, sportspeople) who made it to the screen – Chuck Connors (baseball), Fred Williamson (football), one Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (ugh – also football, John “Marion Morrison” Wayne (college football, I think), Vinnie “I Can’t Believe He Had Some Success As An “Actor” ” Jones (soccer), Vijay Amritaj (tennis), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (professional wrestling…maybe not a “sport”!)… Ha, I’ve bored you enough!
Ah what a great name for a swimmer.
It is isn’t it. Wikipedia tells me that one of his children was given the perfect moniker, Sande Crabbe. 🙂
Metan,Thank you thats absolutely precious.
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