Charles Atlas

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Birthday
30, 1892
Birthplace
Acri, Italy
Death Date
Dec 23, 1972 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1892
Birthplace
Acri, Italy
Death Date
Dec 23, 1972 (80)

About

Bodybuilder best remembered for starring in advertisements for his exercise program, one of the longest-lasting ad campaigns of its time.

Before Fame

His original name was Angelo Siciliano and he worked as a leather worker for a time.

Trivia

After his friend told him he looked like the statue of Atlas on Coney Island he legally changed his name.

Family Life

He had two children with Margaret Cassano, whom he married in 1918.

Associated With

The 70s Show, starring Tanya Roberts, made a reference to his workout once.