Richard Simmons

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Richard Simmons
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Simmons on September 23, 2011
Born
Milton Teagle Simmons

(1948-07-12) July 12, 1948 (age 72)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesMilton Teagle Simmons
Milton Simmons
Richard Teagle Simmons
OccupationFitness guru, actor, comedian
Years active1978-present
Websitewww.richardsimmons.com

Milton Teagle Simmons (born July 12, 1948), better known as Richard Simmons, is a fitness guru and actor. He promotes programs aimed towards weight loss.[1] He is known for his eccentric, outgoing, and flamboyant personality.

While growing up, Simmons had asthma. He was obese when he was a teenager. By the time he graduated from high school, he weighed 268 pounds (122 kg).[2][3] He had tried many failed diets for losing weight.[4]

In the 1980s he had his own fitness show, The Richard Simmons Show. It lasted four years. The show was a hit. It taught people how to lose weight. It also taught healthy cooking and exercise.

Simmons was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He later moved to Los Angeles.

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  1. "Richard Simmons". Biography. Archived from the original on May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Klemesrud, Judy (February 15, 1981). "BEHIND THE BESTSELLERS". The New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Kathy Mackay (November 2, 1981). "The Sultan of Svelte". People. Retrieved May 17, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Richard Simmons Biography". The Famous People. Retrieved May 16, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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