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Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dead at 96

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dead at 96

MORRO BAY, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Jack LaLanne, whose TV show brought the physical fitness craze into Americans' homes for decades, died Sunday, his son said. He was 96.
Nicholson, Seuss new Calif. Hall of Famers

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SACRAMENTO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jane Fonda, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson and the late Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel were among those inducted into the California Hall of Fame Monday night.

'Muscle Beach ambassador' dies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Deforrest "Moe" Most, dubbed "the ambassador for Muscle Beach," has died of heart failure in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 89.

Jack LaLanne celebrates 90th birthday

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Actors David Carradine and Lou Ferrigno were among the guests celebrating Jack LaLanne's 90th birthday near the California beach the fitness guru made famous.

Ted Turner to get a star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said Thursday TV mogul Ted Turner will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 7.

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Jack LaLanne
Actor David Carridine (left) poses with reknown fitness guru Jack LaLanne at Lalanne's 90th birthday party in New York. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Jack LaLanne (born September 26, 1914) is an American fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who has been called "the godfather of fitness". He has published numerous books on fitness and hosted a fitness television show between 1951 and 1985.

LaLanne gained recognition for his success as a bodybuilder, as well as his prodigious feats of strength. He has been inducted to the California Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He was born as John La Lanne in San Francisco, California, to Jean La Lanne and his wife Jennie Garaig. His parents were immigrants from France. LaLanne had an older brother, Norman, who lived to the age of 97.

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