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    (1929-1938)
    First and best known of the chimpanzees that played Cheeta in the Tarzan films
    Appeared in feature films ‘Tarzan the Ape Man’ (1932) and ‘Tarzan and His Mate’ (1934) and in serials ‘Tarzan the Fearless’ (1933) and ‘The New Adventures of Tarzan’ (1935)
    Owned by trainers Tony and Jaqueline Gentry
    His character Cheeta does not appear in any of the original Tarzan books by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
    He was jealous of costar Maureen O'Sullivan and frequently bit her.
    An uncredited child actor often acted as his body double.
    He drank brandy and smoked cigars.
    A chimpanzee thought to be the original Cheeta, living in a Palm Springs sanctuary, was revealed as a fraud in 2008.
    Tony Gentry claimed he kidnapped him from Liberia when he was an infant.
    He was a scene stealer and great favorite with Tarzan fans.
    He earned 350 dollars a week.
    He adored Johnny Weissmuller, who played Tarzan.
    He was spoofed in an X-rated 70s flick called ‘Tarz & Jane & Boy & Cheeta’ (proving that if something exists, there’s porn about it).

Credit: Georgina


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