Who is Richard Simmons?


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Richard Simmons, born as Milton Teagle Simmons, is a former actor and fitness personality. He established Slimmons Studio, an exercise studio, in Beverley Hills, California in 1974. He found fame as a fitness instructor through his videos on weight-loss and appearances on TV shows.

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Who is Richard Simmons?
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Popular for his energetic and eccentric personality, Simmons was born on July 12, 1948. As of September 2015, Simmons has published nine books and has 65 fitness videos to his credit. “Never Say Diet,” “Farewell to Fat,” “The FoodMover Cookbook,” “The Better Body Book” and “Cookin' on Broadway” are some of his books. He also has been a frequent guest on “Late Show with David Letterman” and other television talk shows.

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