Joe Weider

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Joe Weider
Born
Joseph Weider

(1919-11-29)November 29, 1919
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedMarch 23, 2013(2013-03-23) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other namesThe Master Blaster
OccupationPublisher, Fitness Icon, Nutrition Business pioneer
Known forCreating: The Mr. Olympia Contest & The IFBB
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Spouse(s)Hedwiges "Vicky" Uzar (divorced)
Betty Brosmer (m. 1961–2013, his death)
ChildrenLydia Ross
RelativesBen Weider (brother, deceased)
Eric Weider (nephew)
Websitewww.joeweider.com

Josef Edwin "Joe" Weider (November 29, 1919 – March 23, 2013) was a Canadian-American bodybuilder, trainer, businessman, and television personality. He was the founder of Mr. Olympia.

Weider was born on November 29, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a Polish-Jewish family. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. His brother was Ben Weider. Weider was married to Betty Brosmer from 1961 until his death in 2013. They had no children. Weider died on March 23, 2013 from heart failure in Los Angeles, California, aged 93.[1]

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  1. "Joe Wider, Legendary Bodybuilder and Fitness Icon dies at 93". NBC News. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 23, 2013.

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