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Terry Robinson, bodybuilder and fitness trainer for stars, dies at 98
Terry Robinson, bodybuilder and fitness trainer for stars, dies at 98

Terry Robinson, a bodybuilding denizen of Muscle Beach in the late 1940s who became a fitness trainer for Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable and Mario Lanza, died May 19 at his home in West Los Angeles. He was 98. His death from kidney failure was confirmed by Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, who was raised by Robinson along with her siblings after her parents died. Robinson was a weightlifter in high school who was named Mr. New York in 1948. That year he moved to California, heading straight for Santa Monica where he joined the gymnasts, acrobats and other exercise fanatics who congregated at the area known as Muscle Beach, often called the birthplace of the...

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