Monday, March 05, 2007

Tarzan RIP

I just started watching the 1935 serial The New Adventures of Tarzan over the weekend. I wasn't going to bring it up because I'm only one episode into it, but I just learned that Herman Brix, the guy who plays Tarzan in it, died on February 24th due to complications from a broken hip. He was 100 years old.

Go read his obituary at SFScope. He was an amazing guy. Learn how he pep-talked his way out of a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics, went skydiving at the age of 96, and stayed married to the same woman for 67 years. I'll be watching the Tarzan serial with a new respect for the guy.

1 comment:

JoeKinski said...

Herman Brix is the reason to watch this. He's an incredible actor. Plus, after he changes his name to Bruce Bennett and becomes a more staid steady actor ... he's in the best movie ever - Mildred Pierce.

I hadn't known he died ... I thought he was still alive and kickin...


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