Jack La Lanne



  • Birth Name: Francois Henri LaLanne
  • Birth Place: San Francisco, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/26/1914, Libra
  • Date of Death: 01/23/2011
  • Profession: Fitness expert; nutritionist
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Jack La Lanne Fast Facts:
  • Was nicknamed Jack by his older brother.
  • Often referred to as the "godfather of fitness."
  • As a scrawny, unhealthy teenager, changed his lifestyle after attending a lecture by pioneer nutritionist Paul Bragg.
  • Stopped eating sugar in 1930.
  • Graduated from chiropractic school and opened his first health spa in 1936.
  • From 1951 to '85, hosted The Jack LaLanne Show, which became the first nationally syndicated exercise program.
  • Swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf at age 60 while handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.
  • Exercised daily until he died.
  • Jack La Lanne Relationships:
  • Jean LaLanne - Father
  • Elaine LaLanne - Wife
  • Daniel Doyle - Stepson
  • Janet Doyle - Stepdaughter
  • Yvonne LaLanne - Daughter
  • Norman LaLanne - Brother
  • Jennie LaLanne - Mother
  • Jon Allen LaLanne - Son
  • Irma Navarre LaLanne - Ex-wife


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