Joe Weider
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Joe Weider | 1919 - 2013

Joe Weider
Joe Weider, shown in 1982, had a faith in the power of bodybuilding that he compared to a religious fervor. (Los Angeles Times)
Joe Weider
Weider’s critics complained about his outsized ego and bruising business style.  (Henry Chase / Los Angeles Times)
Joe Weider
Joe Weider, the fitness impresario, is considered to be the founder of the sport of bodybuilding. (Weider Publications)
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, raises the arm of Joe Weider, the creator of Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding competition, during the 39th annual Mr. Olympia event in Las Vegas.  (ERIC JAMISON, AP)
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Former Gov. Schwarzenegger introduces International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) co-founder Joe Weider to the crowd at the Muscle Beach International Championship bodybuilding finals in Los Angeles. (PAUL BUCK, EPA)
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Joe Weider is seen before his induction ceremony into California Museum’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in Sacramento. (PETER DASILVA, EPA)
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