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Buster Crabbe

Actor / Stockbroker / Stunt Performer | * 02/07/1908 († 75, 04/23/1983) | Oakland, California, U.S.
Clarence Linden Crabbe II (February 7, 1908 – April 23, 1983), known professionally as Buster Crabbe, was an American two-time Olympic swimmer and film and television actor. He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal for 400-meter freestyle swimming event, which launched his career on the silver screen and later television. He starred in a variety of popular feature films and movie serials released between 1933 and the 1950s, portraying the top three syndicated comic-strip heroes of the 1930s: Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Action | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Buster Crabbe

International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Movies with Buster Crabbe as Actor(114)

as Sheriff Kowalski1980 The Alien Dead
as Rock Sands1979 Swim Team
as Col. Buck Rogers1977 Buck Rogers
as (archive footage)1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
as Flash Gordon1966 Spaceship To The Unknown
as Flash Gordon (archive footage)1966 Spaceship To The Unknown
as Flash Gordon1966 Purple Death from Outer Space
as Buck Rogers1966 Destination Saturn
as Mike Clayman1965 The Bounty Killer
as Capt. Tom Andrews1965 Arizona Raiders
as Wyatt Earp1958 Badman's Country
as Linc Prescott1957 The Lawless Eighties
as Chad Santee1956 Gun Brothers
as Col. Buck Rogers1953 Planet Outlaws
as Thunda / Roger Drum1952 King of the Congo
as Barton1950 Captive Girl
as Smiley1948 Caged Fury
as Magua1947 Last of the Redmen
as Capt. Silver1947 The Sea Hound
as Billy Carson1946 Terrors on Horseback
as Billy Carson1946 Overland Riders
as Billy Carson1946 Gentlemen With Guns
as Billy Carson1946 Outlaws of the Plains
as Billy Carson1946 Ghost Of Hidden Valley
as Mike Kalavich1946 Swamp Fire
as Billy Carson1946 Prairie Badmen
as Billy Carson1945 His Brother's Ghost
as Billy Carson1945 Lightning Raiders
as Billy Carson / Jim Slade1945 Prairie Rustlers
as Billy Carson1945 Border Badmen
as Billy Carson1945 Stagecoach Outlaws
as Billy Carson1945 Rustlers' Hideout
as Billy Carson1945 Gangster's Den
as Billy Carson1945 Fighting Bill Carson
as Billy Carson1945 Shadows of Death
as Billy Carson1944 Wild Horse Phantom
as Billy Carson1944 Valley Of Vengeance
as Billy Carson1944 Oath of Vengeance
as Billy Carson1944 Thundering Gun Slingers
as Billy Carson1944 Fuzzy Settles Down
as Billy Carson / Drifter Davis1944 The Drifter
as Billy Carson1944 Frontier Outlaws
as Ray Gorman1944 Nabonga
as Gary Farrel1944 The Contender
as Billy the Kid1943 Fugitive Of The Plains
as Billy the Kid1943 The Renegade
as Billy the Kid1943 The Kid Rides Again
as Billy Carson1943 Devil Riders
as Billy the Kid1943 Blazing Frontier
as Billy the Kid1943 Cattle Stampede
as Billy the Kid1943 Western Cyclone
as Billy the Kid1942 Billy the Kid Trapped
as Ricky Sloane1942 Queen of Broadway
as Billy the Kid1942 Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns
as Captain Gary Hart1942 Jungle Siren
as Billy the Kid1942 The Mysterious Rider
as Mike Rawlins1942 Wildcat
as Billy the Kid / Lt. Ted Morrison1942 Law and Order
as Billy the Kid / Kansas Ed1942 Sheriff Of Sage Valley
as Dr. Robert Hammond, aka Junga1941 Jungle Man
as Billy the Kid1941 Billy The Kid's Round-Up
as Billy the Kid1941 Billy the Kid Wanted
as Rodney (as Larry Crabbe)1940 Sailor's Lady
as Coach Jordan (as Larry Crabbe)1939 Million Dollar Legs
as Chuck Walsh (as Larry Crabbe)1939 Call a Messenger
as Buck Rogers1939 Buck Rogers
as Buzz Kinney (as Larry Crabbe)1939 Unmarried
as Steve1938 Illegal Traffic
as Flash Gordon1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
as Flash Gordon1938 Mars Attacks the World
as James Flowers1938 Hunted Men
as Red Barry1938 Red Barry
as John A. 'Red' Deegan1938 Tip-Off Girls
as Andrew Sleete (as Larry Crabbe)1937 Daughter of Shanghai
as Eddie (as Larry Crabbe)1937 King of Gamblers
as Steve Clayson1937 Sophie Lang Goes West
as Nevada1937 Forlorn River
as Strike Belno1937 Murder Goes to College
as Laramie Nelson1936 The Arizona Raiders
as Flash Gordon1936 Rocket Ship
as Kirby Talbot1936 Arizona Mahoney
as 'Slinger' Dunn1936 Drift Fence
as Flash Gordon1936 Flash Gordon
as Jake1936 Lady Be Careful
as Ossie Merrill (as Larry Crabbe)1936 Rose Bowl
as Chief Moya1936 Desert Gold
as Jim Lacey aka 'Nevada'1935 Nevada
as Hector Wilmot1935 Hold 'Em Yale
as Dave Warren1934 The Oil Raider
as Don Jackson (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)1934 Search for Beauty
as Bob Gordon1934 Badge of Honor
as Bob Murchison (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)1934 You're Telling Me!
as Bill Cutler1934 She Had to Choose
as Erasmus Rockwell 'Erp' Pennington (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)1934 We're Rich Again
as Bill Hatch1933 The Thundering Herd
as Kaspa the Lion Man1933 King of the Jungle
as Yegg1933 Man of the Forest
as Bill Hayden1933 To the Last Man
as Tarzan1933 Tarzan the Fearless
as Football Player (uncredited)1932 That's My Boy
as Larry Crabbe - Champion Swimmer (uncredited)1931 Movie-Town
as Football Player (uncredited)1931 Maker of Men
as Student1930 Good News

TV Shows/Series with Buster Crabbe as Actor(4)


Full Name: Clarence Crabbe
Born: Friday, 02/07 1908 (February) in Oakland
Died: Saturday, 04/23 1983 (April) in Scottsdale (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: University of Southern California
Father: Edward Clinton Crabbe
Mother: Agnes Lucy McNamara
Other names for Buster Crabbe (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Larry Crabbe"
"Clarence Linden Crabbe, II"
"Buster" (Nickname)
"Buster Crabb" (Pseudonym)
Buster Crabbe frequently works together with these people:
Sam Newfield (41x, Crew)
Al St. John (37x, Actor)
Charles King (23x, Actor)
Fred Myton (19x, Crew)
Kermit Maynard (17x, Actor)
Karl Hackett (16x, Actor)
Frank Ellis (16x, Actor)
Budd Buster (13x, Actor)
Jack Ingram (11x, Actor)
Milton Raison (11x, Crew)
William Bendix (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:161534, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 07/28/2020