Buster Crabbe

  1. Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan, The Ape Man,1931.
  2. Kirk Alyn, Superman,1948.    After Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Tarzan, enough with strip-cartoon heroes,  awready!  At 41, Crabbe felt  too old  for  a 15-chapter  serial.  Producer Sam Katzman dialed another number and Alyn thought:  “Who’s this calling me Kirkie?”  Rather than disillusion kids really believing in Supie, Alyn was billed as Clark Kent. He did not stay around for the TV series handing the cape to George  Reeves.   Crabbe, an ex-swimming champ, hated having his hair dyed blonde for Flash.  He said men whistled at him! 



 Birth year: 1907Death year: 1983Other name: Casting Calls:  2