Legacy of Hawaii’s most beloved, honored athlete endures 50 years after his death
By Cindy Luis firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 22, 2018
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Duke Kahanamoku posed in a swimming pool in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 1933.
Duke Kahanamoku poses with actress Shirley Temple. He appeared in 19 Hollywood films and documentaries, mostly as a character actor but four as himself, as well as on numerous television programs between 1925 and 1967.
Duke Kahanamoku and his self-constructed hollow board at Waikiki in about 1935, with the Moana Hotel at the far left.
DENNIS ODA / 1998
Duke Kahanamoku poses with Aileen Riggin Soule, left, and Helen Wainwright at the 1920 Olympic Games. Soule won a gold medal in springboard (called fancy diving) and Wainwright the silver.
DENNIS ODA / 2002
Duke Kahanamoku posed in a swimming pool in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 1933. The commemorative stamp of Kahanamoku was based on his pose above.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1960
Duke Kahanamoku with his wife, Nadine, on July 10, 1960.