Elmo Lincoln

About Elmo Lincoln

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: February 06, 1889
Birth Place:  Rochester, Indiana, United States
Cause of death: Heart attack
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation: Film actor
Years active: 1913–1952
Spouse(s): Sadie Whited (?–?) Ida Lee Tanchick (1935–?)

Elmo Lincoln

Elmo Lincoln was born on February 06, 1889 in  Rochester, Indiana, United States, is Actor. He was the first Tarzan. A former Arkansas peace officer, Elmo Linkenhelt worked in D.W. Griffith's "The Battle of Elderbush Gulch" (1912). In a fight scene his shirt was partially torn off, displaying his powerful chest. Griffith noticed, called him over, and told him "That's quite a chest you have there". Griffith changed the name to Elmo Lincoln and featured him in several of his films. He got the role in "Tarzan of the Apes" when, a few days after production began, World War I broke out an the man originally contracted to play Tarzan (Stellan Windrow), a Naval Reserve officer, was recalled to active duty. The film was a box office smash, one of the first to earn over a million dollars. It's sequel, "Romance of Tarzan" just broke even. He did three successful serials and a feature for Universal Film Manufacturing before returning in "The Adventures of Tarzan" in 1921, his last Apeman performance. His final silent performance was in a cheap Rayart serial "King of the Jungle" (1927) after which he moved to Mexico and invested in mining. He came back to play a number of bit parts and appeared briefly in the Seal Brothers Circus as "The Original Tarzan in Person". In 1949 he had a part as a fisherman in "Tarzan's Magic Fountain". Just before his death he had a bit part in "Carrie" which starred one of his heroes, Lawrence Olivier.
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As per our current Database, Elmo Lincoln has been died on June 27, 1952(1952-06-27) (aged 63)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S..

🎂 Elmo Lincoln - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Elmo Lincoln die, Elmo Lincoln was 63 years old.

Popular As Elmo Lincoln
Occupation Actor
Age 63 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 06, 1889 ( Rochester, Indiana, United States)
Birthday February 06
Town/City  Rochester, Indiana, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Elmo Lincoln’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Elmo Lincoln was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Lincoln is best known in his silent movie role as the first Tarzan in 1918's Tarzan of the Apes as an adult (Gordon Griffith played him as a child in the same movie). He portrayed the character twice more—in The Romance of Tarzan (also 1918) and in the 1921 serial The Adventures of Tarzan.


Following the end of the silent movie era, Elmo left Hollywood and tried his hand at mining. In the late 1930s, he returned to the film industry, most often employed as an extra. He appeared, uncredited, in two Tarzan films in the 1940s—as a circus roustabout in Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942), and as a Fisherman repairing his net in Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949).


Lincoln died of a heart attack on June 27, 1952 at age 63. He is interred in a niche at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


In 2001, his daughter Marci'a Lincoln Rudolph told his story in her book, My Father, Elmo Lincoln: The Original Tarzan (ISBN 1-58690-000-5).

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