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Buster Crabbe (Clarence Linden Crabbe) was born on 7 February, 1908 in Oakland, California, USA, is an Actor, Stunts. Discover Buster Crabbe's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Buster Crabbe networth?

Popular As Clarence Linden Crabbe
Occupation actor,stunts
Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 7 February 1908
Birthday 7 February
Birthplace Oakland, California, USA
Date of death 23 April, 1983
Died Place Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Nationality USA

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Buster Crabbe Height, Weight & Measurements

At 75 years old, Buster Crabbe height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

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Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Who Is Buster Crabbe's Wife?

His wife is Adah Virginia Held (13 April 1933 - 23 April 1983) ( his death) ( 3 children)

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Wife Adah Virginia Held (13 April 1933 - 23 April 1983) ( his death) ( 3 children)
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Buster Crabbe Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Buster Crabbe worth at the age of 75 years old? Buster Crabbe’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Buster Crabbe's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1933)$200 /week
Prairie Rustlers (1945)$3,000
The Alien Dead (1980)$2,000

Buster Crabbe Social Network




Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 192-193. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.


In 1971, Crabbe broke the world swimming record for the over-sixties in the 400-meter free style.


Guest of Honor at "Multicon 70" science fiction convention (Oklahoma City, USA, June 18-21, 1970).


Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965.


He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on February 8, 1960.


During television's "Golden Age", he had several "meaty" lead roles on such weekly anthology series as "Kraft Theater" ("Million Dollar Rookie") and "Philco Television Playhouse" ("Cowboy for Chris") He later returned to western features to play Wyatt Earp in Badman's Country (1958) and gave a stellar performance.


He played the title role in the adventure series Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955).


In 1953, he hosted a local show in New York City that featured his serials.


In 1950, he made the serials Pirates of the High Seas (1950) and King of the Congo (1952).

In addition, he was very active on television in the 1950s.


In 1940, he began a string of Billy the Kid westerns for low-budget (very low-budget) studio PRC. After World War II, he devoted much of his time to his swimming pool corporation and operation of a boys' camp in New York.


Paramount put him in a number of Zane Grey westerns, then Universal Pictures gave him the lead in very successful sci-fi serials (Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers) from 1936 to 1940.


Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle (1933) as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories).

Producer Sol Lesser wanted Crabbe for an independent Tarzan the Fearless (1933), though he first had to get James Pierce to waive rights to the part already promised to him by his father-in-law, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film was released as both a feature and a serial; most houses showed only the first serial episode, which critics panned as a badly organized feature. Just prior to the film's release, Crabbe married his college sweetheart and gave himself one year to either make it as an actor or start law school at USC.


Publicity for this film emphasized his having won the 1932 Olympic 400-meter freestyle swimming championship and suggested a rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller.


Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy (1932) for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected.


He was the only actor who has played Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Tarzan - the top three pulp heroes of the 1930s.


Was on the 1928 and 1932 United States Olympic swimming teams. Won a gold medal in the 400 Meter Swimming Freestyle at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Also won a bronze medal in the 1500 Meter Freestyle at Amsterdam.


Attended and graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii (1927).


First cousin four times removed of Confederate General James Longstreet (1821-1904).