Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne
Jack LaLanne 1961 portrait.JPG
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 Barkersfield, 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at Age 96". KTLA. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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