Richard Simmons

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Richard Simmons
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Simmons on September 23, 2011
Born Milton Teagle Simmons
July 12, 1948 (1948-07-12) (age 68)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Residence Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Milton Teagle Simmons
Milton Simmons
Richard Teagle Simmons
Occupation Fitness guru, actor, comedian
Years active 1978-present
Website www.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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