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Elmo Lincoln

Elmo Lincoln was an American film actor. Born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt, the barrel-chested actor is best known in his silent movie role as the first person to star as Tarzan (as an adult) (Gordon Griffith played him as a child in the same movie).

Elmo Lincoln died of a heart attack in 1952 and was interred in the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7042 Hollywood Blvd.

In 2001, his daughter Marci'a Lincoln Rudolph told his story in her book, My Father, Elmo Lincoln: The Original Tarzan.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Elmo Lincoln Facts

Birth NameOtto Elmo Linkenhelt
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1889
BirthplaceRochester, Indiana, USA
Date of deathJune 27, 1952 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 63)
Height5' 11½" (1m82)  How tall is Elmo Lincoln compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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