Bruce Bennett
Date of Birth
May 19, 1906
Birth Place:
Tacoma, WA

Biography

When Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs set about to produce his own talking pictures based on his jungle-man creation, he decided to emulate the example of the MGM Tarzan pictures, which starred Olympic champion Johnny Weissmuller. Using the 1932 Olympics as his talent pool, Burroughs selected shot-put champ Herman Brix, who'd already played a few bits in such films as Student Tour (1934) and...