Ron Ely

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VIDEO: The Deadly Sting

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Length: 47:56
Aired: 10/6/1978

Wonder Woman discovers that a mobster has been using a college professor's invention to manipulate college football players. watch

VIDEO: The Deadly Sting

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The Deadly Sting
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Length: 48:00
Aired: 10/6/1978

Wonder Woman discovers that a mobster has been using a college professor's invention to manipulate college football players. watch

VIDEO: The Deadly Sting [HD]

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The Deadly Sting [HD]
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Length: 48:00
Aired: 10/6/1978

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South Pacific
South Pacific
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

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Tarzan (1999)
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The Deadly Sting
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Tarzan and the Mysterious Sheik
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Tarzan and the Test of Friendship

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Credits

Year Title Description
1987 Sea Hunt TV Show Series, Actor - Mike Nelson
1980 Face the Music TV Show Series, Host
1978 Slavers Movie, Actor - Steven Hamilton
1975 Doc Savage...The Man Of Bronze Movie, Actor - Doc Savage
1970 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion Movie, Actor - Tarzan

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Who played the first Tarzan?

Question: Who played the first Tarzan?


Answer: Assuming you mean the first TV Tarzan — this column has a strong small-screen bias, after all — that'd be actor Ron Ely, who was actually the 15th actor to go ape-man. (Elmo Lincoln was the first to discover jungle love in the 1918 big-screen feature Tarzan of the Apes.)

If there's one thing I can say about Ely, he earned his paycheck on the NBC series, which debuted in September 1966 and left the air three years later. The athletic 6-foot-4-inch actor refused to let a stuntman handle the risky shots, so all that beast battling, vine swinging and waterfall diving took a terrible toll on his body. Yet he worked through the pain like a man possessed, which he may well have been. "This Tarzan, it's the part I've been waiting for all my life," director James Komack quoted the actor as saying in a 1967 TV Guide story K read more

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