Elaine LaLanne: Who Is Jack LaLanne’s Wife?

Elaine LaLanne is an American fitness and nutrition guru, author, and the wife of Jack LaLanne. Elaine’s husband Jack LaLanne was an American fitness and nutrition guru, motivational speaker, television host, inventor, and entrepreneur. He was known as the “Godfather of Fitness”. He was the host of the fitness television program, The Jack LaLanne Show (1951 -1985). He was the author of several books on fitness.

Elaine LaLanne: Bio Summary

NameElaine LaLanne
Age 98 years old as of 2024
Date of birth March 19, 1926
Place of birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Famous as*wife of Jack LaLanne
* Fitness expert
Nationality American
Parents N/A
Spouse Jack LaLanne
Children Jon LaLanne, Janet LaLanne, and Daniel LaLanne

Who Is Jack LaLanne’s Wife, Elaine LaLanne?

Elaine LaLanne aka Elaine Doyle was born on March 19, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., making her 98 years old as of 2024. She is also known as Lala LaLanne. Her parent’s and siblings’ information is not available. She was a cheerleader. She was married to fitness expert, television host, and motivational speaker Jack LaLanne born Francois Henri LaLanne. She became the wife of Jack on September 24, 1959.

The two met while Elaine was working for a local station. Elaine and Jack raised the children, Yvonne LaLanne, a daughter from Jack’s first marriage, Daniel ‘Dan’ Doyle, a son from Elaine’s first marriage, and Jon LaLanne, a son they had together. Elaine had a daughter Janet Doyle from her first marriage. Jack adopted Elaine’s two children, Daniel Doyle and Janet Doyle as his own. Janet died in a car accident at age 21 in 1974. Elaine and Jack remained married until Jack passed away.

Elaine LaLanne Is A Fitness Expert

Elaine LaLanne is a fitness and nutrition guru and author. She goes by the nickname the First Lady of Fitness. She has shared that before meeting her husband Jack LaLanne at the age of 27, she “never exercised” and had lived on a diet of “chocolate doughnuts, candy, soda, frankfurters, and ice cream for years”. She was an integral part of her husband Jack’s television programs, speaking, and other public engagements.

According to her website, as a solo speaker, she was sponsored by Post Cereal to promote her program and her book, Dynastride, a walk and exercise program for all ages. She has toured the country promoting her books. She has written several books including “Pride & Discipline: The Legacy of Jack LaLanne,” “If You Want to Live, Move!: Putting the Boom Back Into Boomers”, and “Eating Right for a New You: Peak Nutrition for Fitness After Fifty”.

Elaine has appeared on several TV programs such as The Today Show, The Early Show, Friends, Fox and Friends, and Howard Stern. She appeared as herself in an episode of Life with Bonnie. She appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Crook & Chase, How to Live Forever, Anything Is Possible: The Man, the Movement and the Legacy, The Godfather of Fitness, and The Future of Fitness.

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Elaine LaLanne served as an additional crew for Hollywood’s Magical Island: Catalina. She co-produced the Les Malloy Show. She has a “unique insight towards nutrition”. Even at the age of 97, she was still exercising every day in her home gym. She has opened up about her workout moves that kept her feeling youthful and strong. “Twenty minutes a day gets me on my way,” she revealed.

Elaine LaLanne reminds herself every morning, “You have to believe you can.” She has shared that, that belief hasn’t only kept her physically active through injuries and emotional obstacles but it has also helped her to live the life of someone decades younger. “Everything starts in the mind,” she said. She was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2017.

Elaine’s husband Jack LaLanne was the “Godfather of Fitness”. He was a pioneer, lifelong instructor, and living example of the physical fitness lifestyle. He was the host of the first and longest-running nationally syndicated fitness television program, The Jack LaLanne Show, from 1951 to 1985. He presented fitness and exercise advice on TV for several years. He released books and videos on fitness and nutrition.

Jack LaLanne also appeared in movies. He appeared in an episode of Peter Gunn and the film The Ladies Man. He was in TV series including Mister Ed, The Addams Family, Here’s Lucy, and Bridget Loves Bernie. He also appeared in the film Repossessed and the TV Movie More Wild Wild West. He appeared as himself on Muscle Beach Then and Now, The Early Show, The Jay Leno Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Today.

Jack appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, You Bet Your Life, and Here’s Hollywood, among others. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was awarded The President’s Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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What Happened To Elaine LaLanne’s Husband?

Elaine LaLanne’s beloved husband Jack LaLanne took his last breath on January 23, 2011, in Morro Bay, California, U.S. He was 96 years old when he died. He died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. Before his death, he had been sick but refused to see a doctor. He continued to perform his daily workout routine the day before his death. He often used to say, “I can never die; that would ruin my image!”

Jack LaLanne’s wife, Elaine LaLanne, along with his family and friends were at his side when he passed away. Elaine said in a statement on her husband’s death: “I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for.” Jack was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

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