Saturday, April 15, 2006
Johnny Weissmuller is Long Dead but...
Starting with Tarzan the Ape Man in 1932, Cheetah was in at least 2 films through 1967 (Tarzan Escapes and Dr. Doolittle, where he played Che Che). I remember Cheetah in most of the Weissmuller Tarzan films, but perhaps my memory is faulty; still, it's good to know he's doing fine all these long years later.
Johnny Sheffield (whose entire film career was in a loincloth as either Boy or Bamba) is also alive but his survival is not as surprising as the graying Cheetah, who has his diabetes under control, I just learned.
(h/t Stephen Green)