Francois Henri LaLanne
September 26, 1914
|Died||January 23, 2011 (aged 96)|
Morro Bay, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Fitness expert, television host, inventor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Television||The Jack LaLanne Show|
(m. 1942; div. 1948)
Elaine Doyle (m. 1959)
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]
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." 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]
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "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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