Milton Teagle Simmons (born July 12, 1948), better known as Richard Simmons, is a fitness guru and actor. He promotes programs aimed towards weight loss. He is known for his eccentric, outgoing, and flamboyant personality.
Milton Teagle Simmons
July 12, 1948
|Other names||Milton Teagle Simmons|
Richard Teagle Simmons
|Occupation||Fitness guru, actor, comedian|
While growing up, Simmons had asthma. He was obese when he was a teenager. By the time he graduated from high school, he weighed 268 pounds (122 kg). He had tried many failed diets for losing weight.
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