feaito wrote:I do not know for sure, but something they did had in common is that both belonged to jewish families of German? descent. I don't know how that fact could have been detrimental to Johnny's swimming career, but then in those days there was more racism and some people were prejudiced against jewish people; even some Hollywood moguls themselves!
feaito wrote:I did not know that Johnny Weissmuller had been born in Romania. As for him being of jewish descent, I remember reading in a book that during the Nazi regime in Germany, the Tarzan movies starring Johnny were banned due to his jewish origins.
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