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Jack LaLanne Honored By Three Fitness ICONS

2/2/2011 11:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Richard Simmons each brought their legendary physiques to Jack LaLanne's memorial service in L.A. yesterday to honor the late, great "Godfather of Fitness."

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The famous fit club joined Jack's widow Elaine and his son at the Forest Lawn service.

LaLanne died on Jan. 23rd at the age of 96.

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Carl    

With all the useless celebrities out there that think they should be rich and famous for doing nothing it is easy to forget that some people earned their fame and fortune and did it by helping people improve their lives. Jack will be missed.

1326 days ago
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Jomica Man    

As I recall reading many years back, Jack was not too fond of anyone using steroids or other drugs to enhance their so called fitness routines. Jack endorsed the natural body builders. Arnold was certainly the ground breaker for others to follow with little regard to the long term negative effects. Now, Richard Simmons, as strange in behavior he may seem, was in fact a true Jack follower in natural workout routines and healthy eating. I'm almost certain that Lou followed in the Arnold routine, though I may be wrong.

1326 days ago
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gibbs    

The man said what he meant, and meant what he said. He was/is an icon. prayers for him and his family.

1326 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

Has Simmons ever see a hairbrugh he liked? Seriously, he's like the white Don King.

1326 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I'm glad to see some of the big names in fitness there although it would have been even more awesome if more of them were there like Susan Powter and Billy Blanks, etc. R.I.P. Jack!

1326 days ago
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settingmysail    

Jack was a great man, he did a lot for the fitness industry. Even more than that, he actually paved the way to a lot of our athletes modern day training techniques. A lot of people don't know this, but he was a huge advocate of weight training at a time when people thought it would make you stiff, unbalanced and clumsy. That's why a lot of the old time weight lifting competitions had events where they had to show how well their balance was. He helped broaden our view of what it meant to be a well balanced athlete, and hit legacy will always remain. RIP.

belt sanders

1326 days ago
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Cooper    

Is Richard Simmons ill?

1326 days ago
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whatever    

Jack will be missed. Elaine LaLanne - what a name!

1326 days ago
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Izzaboe    

Richard Simmons? Is he okay? He looks really ill.

1326 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Jack worked out everyday. Not only was he long-lived, he had a very high quality of life at 96!!!

America,you're FAT! Get off the couch.

1326 days ago
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Tina    

God bless Jack LaLanne. He was truly one of a kind. He was a beautiful man through and through. Blessings to his family. You will be missed, Jack.

1326 days ago
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NDNchief    

R.Simmons and legendary physique should never be in the same sentence. Ever.

1326 days ago
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DR SICK    

How can you ever forget Jack on t.v. in the mantard doing jumping jacks? Grew up with that image. Got to really love the guy. And his infomercials with Elaine and his juicer. It would be nice if his dog's remains (ashes?) could be placed with him. Forest Lawn scores another celebrity. Check out Arnold's wonderful eulogy: http://www.ksby.com/player/?video_id=8835

1326 days ago
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Stacy Harris    

Like millions of others, I grew up with Jack LaLanne on black & white TV.

LaLanne was an inspiration to us sedentary types and I have wonderful memories of watching the program with my mother as we worked out with Jack! Those were the days when I marveled at tht JFK-inspired 50-mile hikes and when Robert Preston's "Go You Chicken Fat Go" resonated with me.

Jack's darker side was not lost on me. His (other) constant companion, Happy and LaLanne's love affair with his viewers not withstanding (who among us suspected- let alone knew- Jack and Elaine had a son?), LaLanne appeared often less than respectul of Elaine.

LaLanne exhibited his sense of fun and humor, but when his "humor" was directed at Elaine it was sometimes fell short to the point not only of disrespect but verbal abuse.

A woman apparently very much of her generation, as Jack was apparently a man of his, Elaine either didn't want to mess with the franchise, just accepted the price of being married to Jack, or perhaps internalized what Jack saw as her imperfections as long-suffering people with low self-esteem, who want to preserve their marriages at any cost, are prone to do.

Whatever floats your boat...

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

1326 days ago
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fioo hoos    

Governator built on roids&bullsmit tryin to hook his waGGOON~SS2jack is a real crime on kids.I remember the first roid heads in the USA and they all knew all about the governator2B.He F`ed up the americas for the GOP GROUPIES GOOPIES and his gropers of hohas de`facto mason~SS.Jack was a REAL STUNT MAN and health nut when there were none.His plates and pullys are worldwide and would have alone made him a muti-billionare IF he had those international patent rights.They ripped him off endlessly as they are still doing with the governator`s MOOBY MOB~SS stuck in the head lights.Jack`s crazy getaway form jail swims and stunts will never be outdone not bad for a 5-6 150 pound lite weight powerhouse forever.He didn`t just push health he was health and life itself

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