It’s time for the second installment of my old-time, drug-free bodybuilder trivia series. Let’s see now, who to pick? I said I wouldn’t make these first few questions too hard, so… Ah, I’ve got it.
This late old-timer is one of the few athletes who have been able to successfully cross over into a movie career. Born on January 21, 1926, in Glasgow, Montana, he became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, and, after serving in World War II, he came home to win several bodybuilding titles, including Mr. America in 1947, Mr. World in 1948, and Mr. Universe in 1950. The cult film director Ed Wood cast him in his first movie role as a police officer. (Bonus question: What was the name of this film?) He then managed a small role as a muscleman in the 1954 musical "Athena". He made several other appearances on stage and television, with perhaps his most famous role being that of another legendary -- but, in this case, mythical -- strongman. Many famous actors and bodybuilders, among them Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, credit this man as being an inspiration to them. In addition, he was the favorite movie star of Dr. Frank-n-Furter (from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"). He died on May 1, 2000, at the age of 74. Who was this T-man?