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Richard Simmons

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Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Simmons later moved to Minneapolis where he attended West High School and then the University of Minnesota. While at university he competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. He left the Twin Cities in the 1930s and spent several years traveling the world, working on freighters and tankers. Eventually he settled in Los Angeles where, according to one story, Louis B. Mayer saw him breaking in an Arabian horse and immediately offered him a screen test. Simmons played a number of minor parts in MGM movies but finally achieved a degree of fame in the mid-1950s when he starred in the half-hour syndicated TV series, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. With his horse Rex, and his husky King, Preston brought law-and-order into the 1890s Gold Rush as a member of the Northwest Mounted Police. Each episode ended with Preston hugging his dog and saying: "Well, King, it looks like this case is closed."  See full bio on IMDb »

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Richard Simmons
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Richard Simmons -- Slimmons Studio Closing

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Lots of Medical Info During 911 Call

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Calls BS on Report He's Becoming a Woman

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Richard Simmons -- Leaves Hospital Days After 911 Call (PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
Leaves Hospital Days After 911 Call

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- 182 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Hospitalization Way More Serious (PHOTO)

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Hospitalization Way More Serious

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'I Was Dehydrated'

Richard Simmons has apparently made a miraculous recovery ... telling TMZ he now feels great after getting rushed to the hospital on Friday night.  Simmons tells TMZ that the reason for his… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Released From Hospital

Richard Simmons
Released From Hospital

Richard Simmons has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after demonstrating bizarre conduct Friday night ... TMZ has learned.  TMZ broke the story ... Simmons was taken to Cedars-Sinai… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Hospitalized For 'Bizarre Behavior'

Richard Simmons
Hospitalized For 'Bizarre Behavior'

Richard Simmons was taken to a Los Angeles hospital late Friday night after exhibiting bizarre conduct ... TMZ has learned.  Sources tell us, Simmons was acting in an unusually strange… READ MORE >

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