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LaLanne in 1961

Source: Wikipedia

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero." He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie" until he was 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture about the benefits of good nutrition. During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, writing that "physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America."

Fact file

  • Born: Francois Henri LaLanne September 26, 1914 San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: January 23, 2011 (aged 96) Morro Bay, California
  • Cause of death: Pneumonia
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
  • Residence: Morro Bay, California
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Marymount University
  • Occupation: Fitness expert, Doctor of Chiropractic, television host, inventor, entrepreneur
  • Years active: 1936–2011
  • Home town: Bakersfield, California
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  • Television: The Jack LaLanne Show
  • Spouse(s): Irma Navarre (m. 1942–48) Elaine Doyle (m. 1959–2011) (his death)
  • Website: jacklalanne.com

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