Tag: Duke Kahanamoku

When Legacy Were Greater Back When

When Legacy Were Greater Back When Photo courtesy of John Titchen. Duke Kahanamoku was one of the most celebrated watermen and aquatic celebrities in history. Kahanamoku, born in 1890, was a 5-time Olympic medalist in swimming, an actor, a lawman, an early beach volleyball player, a renowned lifeguard, and a businessman credited with spreading the sport

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Stubby Was Studly

Stubby Kruger was an Olympic swimmer from Honolulu, Hawaii who found his way to the 1920 Antwerp Olympics and later Hollywood where he buddied up with Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller. He was a waterman and a backstroker who performed at carnivals and fairs billed as the Incomparable Water Comedian. He also had a career in Hollywood as

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