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Buster Crabbe c. 1940

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Clarence Linden "Buster" Crabbe II (/ˈkræb/; February 7, 1908[note 1] – April 23, 1983) was an American competitive swimmer and actor. He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal for 400-meter freestyle swimming before breaking into acting. He starred in a number of popular films in the 1930s and 1940s. He also played the title role in the serials Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

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  • Born: Clarence Linden Crabbe II February 7, 1908 Oakland, California, U.S.
  • Died: April 23, 1983 (aged 75) Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Green Acres Memorial Park, Scottsdale
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Education: Punahou School
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1930–1982 (acting)
  • Notable work: Flash Gordon, Tarzan the Fearless, Jungle Man, King of the Congo, Buck Rogers
  • Home town: Oakland, California
  • Television: Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion, The Gabby Hayes Show
  • Spouse(s): Adah Virginia Held (m. 1933–83) (his death)
  • Children: Cullen, Susan, Caren Lynn†
  • Relatives: Nick Holt, grandson

Read more about Buster Crabbe at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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