Wishing a happy 62nd birthday to Richard Simmons, American fitness (and gay?) icon.
I've always thought he was pretty great. He doesn't seem to take his persona too seriously. However, he does seem to take fitness seriously. Simmons was one of the few people in L.A. in the '70s to offer the gym/weight-loss experience to people who didn't live up to the L.A. standard of beauty. Of course, L.A. would have gyms solely intended for good-looking and fit people. But I digress...
Here's one of the funniest and most popular videos of him performing as, among other things, a jet ski on "Whose Line is it Anyway?"