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Cheeta (9th April 1932 - 24th December 2011) was a retired chimpanzee actor who appeared in two episodes of Coronation Street in November 1961 as Rupert, a performing chimp brought to No.11 by Dennis Tanner. Cheeta appeared in six Tarzan movies, as well as the original 1967 Doctor Dolittle.

Cheeta (also credited as "Cheetah" and "Cheta") was honoured with a star on the Walk Of Stars in Palm Springs, California, where he lived in an ape sanctuary. He held the Guinness World Record for being the world's oldest non-human primate at age 77, and his ghost-written autobiography was scheduled for an October 2008 release.

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