Monday, January 24, 2011

JACK LALANNE HAS DIED AT 96



Founder of the modern physical fitness movement, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay, Calif. He was 96.  He died of pneumonia, said his son Dan Doyle.

“The Jack LaLanne Show” made its debut in 1951 as a local program in the San Francisco area, then went nationwide on daytime television in 1959.

His workout show was a television staple in many homes from the 1950s to the '70s. LaLanne and his dog Happy encouraged kids to wake their mothers and drag them in front of the television set. He developed exercises that used no special equipment, just a chair and a towel

Gossip Pearls is sad to hear that our favorite exercise guru is gone. Some of us at Gossip Pearls loved the exercise show when it was on television. It made anyone watching it want to get up and start exercising.


Ooops, we just hinted at the age of some of us here at Gossip Pearls.


Anyways, that's okay.


The Show was a simple layout and spoke to everyone. There are no exercise shows like it on T.V. anymore.


We will miss Miss LaLanne.

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