Jack LaLanne facts for kids
LaLanne in March 1961
Francois Henri LaLanne
September 26, 1914
|Died||January 23, 2011
Morro Bay, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Fitness expert, television host, inventor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Television||The Jack LaLanne Show|
(m. 1942; div. 1948)
Elaine Doyle (m. 1959)
Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American inventor, writer, actor, fitness and exercise instructor and expert who was known for helping people to get fit and healthy.
LaLanne hosted his own show The Jack LaLanne Show and appeared in cameo appearances in some movies. LaLanne was also known for swimming in the San Francisco bay with a small fishing boat tied to a rope in his mouth.
LaLanne has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also received many nicknames, such as "The Godfather of Fitness" or "First Fitness Superhero." LaLanne has beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fitness contest in his 50s.
LaLanne was married to Irma Navarre from 1942 until they divorced in 1948; they had one daughter. Then he married Elaine Doyle from 1959 until his death in 2011, they had two sons and one daughter.
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