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Elmo Lincoln

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Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan

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Elmo Lincoln (February 6, 1889 in Rochester, Indiana – June 27, 1952 in Los Angeles) was an American film actor. Born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt, the barrel-chested actor is best known in his silent movie role as the first Tarzan in 1918's Tarzan of the Apes (as an adult -- Gordon Griffith played him as a child in the same movie). He portrayed the character twice more -- in The Romance of Tarzan (also 1918) and in the 1921 serial The Adventures of Tarzan. Following the end of the silent movie era, Elmo left Hollywood and tried his hand at mining. In the late 1930s, he returned to the film industry, most often employed as an extra. He appeared, uncredited, in two Tarzan films in the 1940s -- as a circus roustabout in Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), and as a fisherman repairing his net in Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949). His final work saw him also playing a brief, uncredited role in Carrie, starring Laurence Olivier.

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  • Born: February 6, 1889 in Rochester, Indiana
  • Died: June 27, 1952 in Los Angeles (Aged 63)
  • Occupation: Silent Film Actor

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