François Henri LaLanne Net Worth

François Henri LaLanne Net Worth is
$17 Million

François Henri LaLanne Bio/Wiki, Net Worth

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero." He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie" until he was 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture about the benefits of good nutrition. During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, writing that "physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America."Decades before health and fitness began being promoted by celebrities like Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons, LaLanne was already widely recognized for publicly preaching the health benefits of regular exercise and a good diet. He published numerous books on fitness and hosted a fitness television show between 1953 and 1985. As early as 1936, at age 21, he opened one of the nation's first fitness gyms in Oakland, California, which became a prototype for dozens of similar gyms using his name. One of his 1950s television exercise programs was aimed toward women, whom he also encouraged to join his health clubs. He invented a number of exercise machines, including leg-extension and pulley devices. Besides producing his own series of videos, he coached the elderly and disabled to not forgo exercise, believing it would enable them to enhance their strength.LaLanne also gained recognition for his success as a bodybuilder, as well as for his prodigious feats of strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger once exclaimed "That Jack LaLanne's an animal!" after a 54-year-old LaLanne beat then 21-year-old Schwarzenegger "badly" in an informal contest. On the occasion of LaLanne's death, Schwarzenegger credited LaLanne for being "an apostle for fitness" by inspiring "billions all over the world to live healthier lives," and, as governor of California, had earlier placed him on his Governor's Council on Physical Fitness. Steve Reeves credited LaLanne as his inspiration to build his muscular physique while keeping a slim waist. Lalanne was inducted to the California Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Full NameJack LaLanne
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1914
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, USA
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationCanadian Memorial Chiropractic College
SpouseIrma Navarre
ChildrenJon LaLanne, Yvonne LaLanne, Janet LaLanne, Daniel LaLanne
ParentsJennie LaLanne, John LaLanne
SiblingsNorman LaLanne, Ervil LaLanne
TV ShowsThe Jack LaLanne Show
Star SignLibra
1His blue tight-fitting jumpsuit
1You are a slave to your own body. You want to do things, but your body won't let you because your body has you slaved. You are in shackles and bondage... You can actually be reborn again because I was reborn again.
2You eat every day, you sleep every day, and your body was made to exercise every day.
3Living is a pain in the backside, because you have to work at it. Dying, now that's easy.
4Exercise is king and diet is queen; put them together and you've got an empire.
5Whereas Billy Graham is all about the hereafter, I'm all about the here and now.
6If man made it, don't eat it.
7[on his refusal to consume dairy products]: Am I a suckling calf? No other creature uses milk after they wean!
8Would you get your dog up in the morning and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a doughnut?
9I can't die. It would ruin my image.
1As a Pioneer, Lifelong Instructor and Living Example of the Physical Fitness Life Style, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2005; that being the inaugural class of inductees for that organization.
2Daughter Yvonne Lalanne, with first wife Irma Navarre, was born in 1944.
3Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2008.
4Son, Jon Lalanne (born in 1961), has his own pool maintenance company, which cares for stars' pools.
5He has a TV star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
6Started his own gym in 1936, which included a health food store and a juice bar.
7Hasn't had dessert since 1929.
8For his 70th birthday, he pulled 70 boats across the Long Beach, California harbor with one person in each of them, swimming while shackled and handcuffed.
9Adopted his wife Elaine's two children, Daniel and Janet as his own.
10His show, The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) debuted in 1951 and was the first ever television exercise program. It ran until 1985, in spite of the fact that critics said the show would be off the air in six weeks.
11LaLanne was named Professional Mr. America in 1955.
12Appeared on You Asked for It (1950), where he performed 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes.
13Opened the nation's first health club in 1936.
14Some of his amazing feats of strength include: at age 41 proving it possible to escape from Alcatraz by swimming to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while wearing handcuffs; at 45, completing a thousand push-ups and a thousand chin-ups in an hour and twenty-two minutes with blisters under his calluses; at sixty, swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a thousand-pound boat, and at seventy, battling currents while handcuffed and shackled, towing seventy boats holding seventy people for a mile and a half across Long Beach Harbor.


The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieHercules
The Wilton North Report1987TV SeriesHealth and science editor
More Wild Wild West1980TV MoviePhysical Fitness Trainer (as Jack La Lanne)
Bridget Loves Bernie1973TV SeriesGaylord
Here's Lucy1969TV SeriesJack LaLanne
Batman: The Movie1966Exercise Leader (uncredited)
Mister Ed1961-1963TV SeriesJack LaLanne / Instructor
Peter Gunn1960TV SeriesJack LaLanne


Peter GunnTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1960 writer - 1 episode, 1960


Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary stock footage provider - as Jack Lalane


That Little Monster1994special thanks


You Bet Your Life1959TV SeriesHimself - Physical Fitness Expert
The Jack LaLanne Show1951TV SeriesHimself - Host (1951-1985)
Muscle Beach Then and Now2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
How to Live Forever2009DocumentaryHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Where Muscles Were Born2009Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
As Seen on TV: Fifty Years of Fitness2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1995-2004TV SeriesHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Life with Bonnie2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - Fitness Pioneer
The Man Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Arli$$2002TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHimself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHimself
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Fitness Expert
The Chevy Chase Show1977TV MovieHimself - Advertising Spas for the Dead
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself
The Fountain of Groovy1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Happy Ending1969Himself on Television (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Addams Family1966TV SeriesHimself
The Ladies Man1961Himself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2002Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on September 26, 2002 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

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