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Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 96, dies at Calif. home

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.



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LaLanne credited a sudden interest in fitness with transforming his life as a teen, and he worked tirelessly over the next eight decades to transform others' lives, too. Here, Richard Snider, council administrator of President Kennedy's physical fitness program, congratulates LaLanne on becoming a member of the national fitness team.

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Jack LaLanne dies; fitness guru helped shepherd in an era of health-consciousness
Article | Jack LaLanne, the jumpsuit-clad fitness dynamo who starred in one of the nation's first and most popular TV exercise shows and touted healthful eating with such relentless earnestness that he helped usher in a modern era of health-consciousness, died Sunday at age 96.

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