Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne
LaLanne in March 1961
Francois Henri LaLanne

(1914-09-26)September 26, 1914
DiedJanuary 23, 2011(2011-01-23) (aged 96)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationFitness expert, television host, inventor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker
Years active1936–2009
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
TelevisionThe Jack LaLanne Show
Irma Navarre
(m. 1942; div. 1948)

Elaine Doyle (m. 1959)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American inventor, writer, actor, fitness and exercise instructor and expert who was known for helping people to get fit and healthy.

Early life[change | change source]

LaLanne was born Francois Henri LaLanne in San Francisco, California on September 26, 1914. He was raised in Bakersfield, California.

Career[change | change source]

LaLanne hosted his own show The Jack LaLanne Show and appeared in cameo appearances in some movies. LaLanne was also known for swimming in the San Francisco bay with a small fishing boat tied to a rope in his mouth.

LaLanne has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also received many nicknames, such as "The Godfather of Fitness" or "First Fitness Superhero."[1] LaLanne has beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fitness contest in his 50s.

Personal life[change | change source]

LaLanne was married to Irma Navarre from 1942 until they divorced in 1948; they had one daughter. Then he married Elaine Doyle from 1959 until his death in 2011, they had two sons and one daughter.

Death[change | change source]

On January 23, 2011, LaLanne died at his home in Morro Bay, California from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was 96 years old.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. d'Estries, Michael (24 January 2011). "Jack LaLanne: The first fitness superhero". Mother Nature Network. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  2. "Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at Age 96". KTLA. 23 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

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