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Frank Merrill (actor)

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Full Name  Otto Poll
Years active  1921–1929

Name  Frank Merrill
Role  Actor
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Born  March 21, 1893 (1893-03-21) Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died  February 12, 1966, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place  Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Movies  Tarzan the Mighty, The Little Wild Girl
Similar People  Henry MacRae, Jack Nelson, Ray Taylor

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Frank Merrill (born Otto Adolph Poll; March 21, 1893 in Newark, New Jersey – February 12, 1966) was a Southern California and national title-winning gymnast (with over 58 titles to his credit), police officer, stuntman and actor, most famous for being the fifth actor to portray Tarzan on film.

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Tarzan Films

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Merrill had doubled for the screen's first Tarzan, Elmo Lincoln, in the 1921 movie serial The Adventures of Tarzan, and was cast in the role himself in the 1928 movie serial Tarzan the Mighty. A year later, he starred in the movie serial Tarzan the Tiger, which, though shot as a silent feature, was partially dubbed into sound. Merrill was thus the first actor to voice Tarzan's "victory cry" on film.

Later life

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With the coming of sound films, it was decided that Merrill's voice was unsuitable for the "talkies," and he was not asked back in the role. This suited Merrill fine, as he had so enjoyed meeting youngsters via his tenure as Tarzan that he devoted the rest of his life to working with children in the Los Angeles city administration, the Los Angeles Parks Commission, as a recreation director and as a volunteer gymnastics instructor with the YMCA.

Death

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Merrill died on February 12, 1966, in Hollywood, California. His mausoleum is in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


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