Jack LaLanne
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Born: September 26, 1914

Died: January 23, 2011 (age 96)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Athlete, chiropractor, inventor, entrepreneur

Bio: Francois Henri Jack LaLanne was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called the godfather of fitness and the first fitness superhero. He described himself as being a sugarholic and a junk food junkie until he was 15.

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The rich philistinism emanating from advertisements is due not to their exaggerating (or inventing) the glory of this or that serviceable article but to suggesting that the acme of human happiness is purchasable and that its purchase somehow ennobles the purchaser.

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