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Simmons on September 23, 2011
|Born||Milton Teagle Simmons
July 12, 1948
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Milton Teagle Simmons
Richard Teagle Simmons
|Occupation||Fitness guru, actor, comedian|
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. 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). He had tried many failed diets for losing weight.
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