Elmo Lincoln

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Birthday
6, 1889
Birthplace
Rochester, IN
Death Date
Jun 27, 1952 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1889
Birthplace
Rochester, IN
Death Date
Jun 27, 1952 (63)

About

He played Tarzan in the 1918 rendition of Tarzan of the Apes, The Romance of Tarzan, and The Adventures of Tarzan. In 1952, he appeared in Carrie.

Before Fame

The first man chosen to play Tarzan walked off the set to enlist in WWI.

Trivia

Director D.W. Griffith cast him as a longshoreman in The Battle of Elderbush Gulch.

Family Life

He was born in Rochester, Indiana, the son of an Arkansas lawman.

Associated With

Edgar Rice Burroughs was not initially pleased with Lincoln as Tarzan because he was too short, too ungainly, and worst of all, afraid of heights.