Clarence Linden Crabbe II, known professionally as Buster Crabbe, is an American two-time Olympic swimmer and film and television actor. He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle, starting his career on the big screen and later on television. He starred in many popular feature films and soap operas released between 1933 and 1950, depicting three of the best composite comic book heroes of the 1930s: Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers.
|Born||Clarence Linden Crabbe II, February 7, 1908, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Died||April 23, 1983, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.|
|Resting place||Green Acres Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|Notable work||King of the Jungle, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers|
|Relatives||Nick Holt (grandson)|
|IMDb||Larry Buster Crabbe's IMDb|
Olympic swimmer turned actor who portrayed Tarzan and Flash Gordon in popular 1930s film serials. His other notable credits include Jungle Man, Buck Rogers, and King of the Congo.
He competed in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic games as a swimmer.
He became USC's first All-American Swimmer.
His grandson is Nick Holt, a successful college football coach.
He co-starred with Betty Grable in the 1933 film The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
- Buried in Arizona
- Film series actor
- The male actor is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area
- The male actor is from Oakland, California
- USC Trojans male swimmers
- Male actor from Hawaii
- Hawaii businessman
- Hawaii sports athlete
- American broker
- Swimmer at the 1932 Summer Olympics
- Olympic bronze medal for the United States in swimming
- The player signs a contract with Paramount Pictures
- Former pupil of the Punahou school
- Swimmer at the 1928 Summer Olympics
- Western television actor (genre)
- American freestyle swimmer
- United States Olympic gold medalist in swimming
- Oakland, Calif., Athletic athlete
- Western film actor (genre)
- Medal winners at the 1932 Summer Olympics
- American Olympic swimmers
- Medal winner at the 1928 Summer Olympics
Latest information about Larry Buster Crabbe updated on June 09 2021.