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.
Simmons on September 23, 2011
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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