Actor. Born Herman Brix in Tacoma, Washington, he is best remembered for playing the role of Tarzan in the 1935 serial, "The New Adventures of Tarzan", following in the footsteps of such personalities as Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller. A former Olympic athlete, he was chosen for the role personally by Ashton Dearholt of Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc. After serving in World War II, Brix changed his name to Bruce Bennett, and went onto appear in several more films including, "Tarzan And The Green Goddess" (1938), "Sahara" (1943), "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Nora Prentiss" (1947), "Dark Passage" (1946), "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" (1948), "Sudden Fear" (1950), and "The Alligator People" (1956). He also appeared in several television guest roles. Bennett retired from acting in the 1960s, and became a successful businessman. Bennett had celebrated his 100th birthday on May 19, 2006.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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