Buster CRABBE

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Actor, Water sport - Swimming

AmericanBorn Clarence Linden CRABBE

American athlete and actor

Born on February 07, 1908 in Oakland, California , United States

Died on April 23, 1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona , United States

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He was born as Clarence Linden Crabbe II to Edward Clinton Simmons Crabbe, a real estate broker, and his wife, Lucy Agnes McNamara, in Oakland, California. He had one brother, Edward Clinton Simmons Crabbe II (1909–1972), known as "Buddy".



Raised in Hawaii, Crabbe graduated from the Punahou School in Honolulu. He competed in two Olympic Games as a swimmer. In 1928 he won the bronze medal for the 1,500 meters freestyle, and in 1932 he won the gold medal for the 400 meters freestyle. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was the school's first All-American swimmer (1931) and a 1931 NCAA freestyle titlist. He also became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity before graduating from USC in 1931. In 1933 he married Adah Virginia Held, (December 16, 1912 - August 26, 2004) and gave himself one year to make it as an actor. If he didn't, he would start law school at USC. Crabbe and his wife were the parents of two daughters, Sande and Susan, and a son, Cullen.

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