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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 »


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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)
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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules (1999) ... Himself

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My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus. See more »


Mr. Atlas was posthumously enshrined in the initial (2005) class of inductees to the National Fitness Hall of Fame. (see 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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