Glenn Morris

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Denver, Colorado, USA
Glenn Morris was the fourth Olympic athlete to play Tarzan. He was the 1936 decathlon champion and won the Sullivan Award (outstanding amateur athlete of the year) over the more famous Olympian Jesse Owens. Sol Lesser cast Morris for an independent Tarzan, filmed on Twentieth Century-Fox back lots. The reviews were so thoroughly bad that Morris never made another movie. He went into the insurance business in Los Angeles. He enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor, was wounded in combat from which he spent much time in San Francisco's Navy Hospital. Read more...