BirthdayOctober 30, 1893
BirthplaceAcri, Italy

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Charles Atlas

    Full name: Charles Atlas
    Also known as: Charles Atlas, Atlas, Charles
    Professions: American bodybuilder
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Bodybuilder

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  3. Charles Atlas Death information

    Died: Saturday, 23rd of December, 1972 (Age: 79)

  4. Charles Atlas Biography

    Charles Atlas, born Angelo Siciliano (October 30, 1893 – December 23, 1972), was the developer of a bodybuilding method and its associated exercise program that was best known for a landmark advertising campaign featuring Atlas's name and likeness; it has been described as one of the longest-lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time.According to Atlas, he trained himself to develop his body from that of a "scrawny weakling", eventually becoming the most popular muscleman of his day. He took the name "Charles Atlas" after a friend told him he resembled the statue of Atlas on top of a hotel in Coney Island and legally changed his name in 1922. His company, Charles Atlas Ltd., was founded in 1929 and, as of 2010, continues to market a fitness program for the "97-pound weakling" (44 kg). The company is now owned by Jeffrey C. Hogue.

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