Gordon Griffith
Date of Birth
Jul 04, 1907
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


With a blondish wig, a loincloth, and the kind of makeup they used to call "bole-armenia," 11-year-old Gordon Griffith played Elmo Lincoln as a child in Tarzan and the Apes, thus becoming the screen's first Tarzan and the answer to one of those trick trivia questions. Already a veteran performer at the young age of six, Griffith had been one of comedy producer Mack Sennett's Keystone Kids and had...