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Cheetah, Tarzan's Sidekick Chimp, Dies at 80

Cheetah, one of several chimpanzees who starred in the Tarzan films of the 1930s, died of kidney failure Saturday, according to People. He was reportedly 80 years old.

One of the original chimps who starred alongside Johnny Weissmuller in the classic Tarzan films, Cheetah, sometimes credited as Cheetah-Mike, was acquired by the Weissmuller estate before the chimp retired at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Fla.

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Year Title Description
1976 Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Movie, Actor - Stagehands
1970 The Phynx Movie, Actor - Cameo
1955 Devil Goddess Movie, Actor - Himself
1955 Jungle Moon Men Movie, Actor - Himself
1955 Jungle Jim TV Show Series, Actor - Jim

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