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Charles Atlas (II) (1893–1972)

Angelo Siciliano was born in Acri, Italy, and emigrated to the US at age 11 with his family, which settled in Brooklyn, NY. He had always been a frail and sickly child, often picked on by neighborhood kids. One night when he was 15 he was on his way home when he was jumped and severely beaten by a neighborhood bully. Angered and depressed over the ... See full bio »


(age 79)

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Is Everybody Happy?
Is Everybody Happy? Himself - Body Builder
What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest #1


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 1956 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest #1
- Episode dated 10 June 1956 (1956) ... Himself - Mystery Guest #1
 1946 Is Everybody Happy? (Documentary short)
Himself - Body Builder
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 2008 Bigger Stronger Faster* (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules (1999) ... Himself

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Nobody picks on a strong man. See more »


Although he considered himself the holder of the title "The World's Most Perfect Man," in fact, Atlas would have been required to hand over the title to his successor had the contest been held after 1928, had he lost. See more »


Long standing Advertisements in Comic Books and other Magazines featuring cartoon strip telling of the Skinny Guy, 'Mac', being tormented at the beach by big Bully, only to send for the Charles Atlas course, build his body up and ultimately exact revenge on the same Bully! Variations on this theme ran for years and were said to have been based on real experience of Charles Atlas!



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