Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cheeta, We Still Know Ye?

by jaydro

After Nick posted about the 250-year-old tortoise, I had wanted to leave a comment about Winston Churchill's 100+-year-old parrot, only to find when re-looking up that info it was now called into question.

But now I find that one of the stars of the 1930's Tarzan series with Johnny Weismuller is still with us: Cheeta, recognized by Guinness as the world's oldest chimpanzee. Cheeta turned 74 on April 9th.

Cheeta isn't getting his full credit at IMDB, and a female "Cheetah" is listed as appearing in Tarzan Escapes. It would seem that there is a Cheetah (II), though I can't find an entry in IMDB....


Blogger Chris said...

It's amazing; he doesn't look a day over 50!

4/11/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

Even Elayne Boosler is a fan! A generous supporter with some of Cheeta's paintings.
Man, I remember watching her comedy segments in the 80s on VH1 or some channel like that. Can't say that I remember any of her jokes, though "Boosler" (booze-ler) is a hard name to forget...

4/11/2006 02:03:00 PM  

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