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LaLanne, Jack

  1. LaLanne, Jack (CNN News)
      "American fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay, California, according to his long-time agent, Rick Hersh. He was 96."

      "From the 1950s through the 1980s, LaLanne performed multiple feats of strength and endurance. His first such stunt was an underwater swim the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, loaded with 140 pounds of equipment, in 1954. He went on to stage many attention-getting events, including completing over a thousand pushups in a little over 20 minutes, and towing 65 boats filled with thousands of pounds of wood pulp in Japan."

      "LaLanne had his own workout program, "The Jack LaLanne Show." First broadcast nationally in 1959, the show went on to run for three decades." 01-11

  2. LaLanne, Jack: What He Taught Us About Aging (CNN News)
      "It was the 1950s, and we were getting fatter, lazier and puffing away on cigarettes (often as the coda to a meal filled with saturated fats). Then along comes this lone, indefatigable voice telling us -- with great kindness -- to cut it out." 01-11


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