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Dan Lurie, 90, Star and Promoter of Bodybuilding, Dies


danlurie-tmbBy BRUCE WEBER, NYTimes.com

Dan Lurie, whose chiseled physique and feats of strength earned him the title of America’s most muscular man and made him a cover model for fitness magazines and a walking promoter for both the sport and the business of bodybuilding, died on Wednesday in Roslyn, N.Y. He was 90.

The death was confirmed by his grandson Cary Epstein.

Not as recognizable a name as Charles Atlas, Joe Weider, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno, Mr. Lurie nonetheless was a celebrity among bodybuilders. For one thing, he was not just strong but freakishly strong. According to his website, Mr. Lurie once did 1,665 push-ups in 90 minutes, and in a photo he can be seen at age 17 holding a 150-pound barbell above his head with one arm.

Full article is here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/09/nyregion/dan-lurie-90-star-and-promoter-of-bodybuilding-dies.html

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