Tor Johnson

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Birthday
19, 1903
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
May 12, 1971 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1903
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
May 12, 1971 (67)

About

Professional wrestler as well as actor best known for his collaborations with famous B movie director Ed Wood, most notably in Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Before Fame

He debuted as an actor in 1934 in the roles of Sonnevich in Registered Nurse and a torturer in Kid Millions.

Trivia

In the Tim Burton directed biopic Ed Wood, he was portrayed by wrestler George Steele.

Family Life

He was the son of Karl and Lovisa and at one point weighed 400 lbs.

Associated With

He had an uncredited role as a strong man in the Janet Leigh starring film Houdini.