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Eleanor Holm

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Eleanor G. Holm (6 December 1913 – 31 January 2004) was an American competitive swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. She is best known for having been expelled from the 1936 Berlin Olympics team after she was allegedly found intoxicated after attending a cocktail party on the transatlantic ship taking the team to Germany. She went on to have a high-profile celebrity career as a socialite and interior designer, and co-starred in a Hollywood Tarzan movie --- Tarzan's Revenge. She appeared in that film with Glenn Morris, another Olympian. In 1966, Holm was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Movie Career[edit]

  • She appeared in at least four films as herself.
  • She appeared in one Hollywood feature film, starring opposite fellow Olympian Glenn Morris in the 1938 film Tarzan's Revenge.
  • At the 1939 New York World's Fair, she did 39 shows a week at Rose's "Aquacade", co-featured with Tarzan swimmer Johnny Weissmuller and, later, Buster Crabbe.