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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 »

Richard Simmons Covers Face with Blanket After Arriving Home from Hospital (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
The Paps Didn't Get the Shots With Some Help from Cops

Richard Simmons was playing with the paparazzi Thursday, with a lot of help from the LAPD. TMZ broke the story, Simmons returned home after spending 3 days in the hospital for gastrointestinal… READ MORE >

Richard Simmons Returns Home from Hospital with Police Escort (PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
Returns Home With Police Escort

Richard Simmons just came home from the hospital ... with a little help from the LAPD, and under the cover of a blanket. Simmons checked himself in on Monday for gastrointestinal issues. He… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Richard Simmons Gets Mysterious Visit from LAPD Cops (PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
Weird Visit by Cops

Richard Simmons got a mysterious visit Wednesday from the LAPD. Cops were walking the grounds of Simmons' estate, and it's particularly odd because Richard wasn't there ... he's in the… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Richard Simmons Returns to Inspiring His Fans (PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
See Ya Soon! Reaches Out to Fans

Richard Simmons is back to doing what he does best -- delivering inspiration to his fans, and he's also hinting he'll come out of hiding soon. Richard addressed his hospitalization this week for… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Richard Simmons Goes Out in Public in Disguise with Hat and Cane

Richard Simmons
Citizen Cane

Richard Simmons has been tooling around L.A. in disguises and a cane that are good enough that no one has noticed. We've learned Simmons DOES leave his Hollywood Hills mansion we thought was his… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Richard Simmons Hospitalized For Gastrointestinal Issues

Richard Simmons
Hospitalized For Gastrointestinal Issues

Richard Simmons went to the hospital Monday for "severe indigestion" ... according to his rep. Richard had been battling "discomfort while eating" for several days, and finally decided to get… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Richard Simmons' Friend Says He's Fine But His Knee's Not (VIDEO)

Richard Simmons
Friend Says He's Fine But His Knee's Not

Richard Simmons is "perfect," and "happy," but he's still dealing with a knee problem that has kept him in virtual hiding for the last 3 years ... that's the takeaway we got from one of his… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Richard Simmons' New Dog Sighting? (PHOTO)

Richard Simmons
Sighting ... Of His New Dog?

Richard Simmons can stay in hiding, but his new dog would still have to get out and do its biz, right? Richard's longtime housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, was spotted outside his house walking a… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Richard Simmons 'Sighting' Sets Off Alarms in the O.C. (VIDEO)

Richard Simmons
'Sighting' Sets Off Alarms in the O.C.

Richard Simmons? We started getting calls and video of a guy, who sure looks like the former fitness guru at a 24 Hour Fitness in Orange County, CA, but Simmons' rep insists ... it's not him.… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Richard Simmons 'Perfectly Fine' After Welfare Check ... NOT Held Hostage

Richard Simmons
'Perfectly Fine' After Welfare Check ... NOT Held Hostage

Richard Simmons is doing "perfectly fine" contrary to reports he's being held hostage by his housekeeper ... at least according to cops. Law enforcement sources tell us ... LAPD officers went… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago