Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jack LaLanne: 1914-2011

Publication: People
Date: 7 February 2011

Exercise guru Jack LaLanne died at the age of 96 on Sunday, and People has one if its standard respectful tributes on the front cover, with a picture and the years of his birth and death. His TV started locally in San Francisco back in 1951 and went nationwide in 1959, so he definitely counts as Hey Old Timer Gossip, but because of his infomercials for his juicer, the younger generation will also have an idea who he is. He was obviously way ahead of the curve when it comes to nutrition and exercise.

Who knows if the Globe or the Examiner will bother to tell us about the dark secret he took to his grave, but right now we just the tribute and not the trash.

Best wishes to his family and friends.

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