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Gypsy Boots
Original name: Robert Bootzin
Birth: Aug. 19, 1914
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2004
Camarillo
Ventura County
California, USA

Fitness Icon, Author and Health Guru. Born Robert Bootzin, to Jewish immigrant parents, he defined what it meant to live close to nature decades before the nation's current obsession with organic foods, yoga and exercise. His philosophy of clean living, exercise and healthy eating was laid out in his books, "Barefeet and Good Things to Eat" and "The Gypsy in Me." His lifestyle was immortalized in the 1948 Nat King Cole hit "Nature Boy" and in 1958, he opened the "Health Hut" on Beverly Boulevard that served organic foods to a host of A-list celebrities. It attracted thousands of fans worldwide which netted him 25 appearances on the Steve Allen Show in the early 1960s. His health practices included celebrities Marlon Brando, Jay Leno, Paul Newman and Muhammad Ali. He was known as the embodiment for the positive attitude of good health and good will. He died of natural causes at age 89. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9300771
Gypsy Boots
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- KSG
 Added: May. 8, 2014

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
A belated Happy Birthday Gypsy! Meeting you for the first time, in 1976 while you were banging a gong on a college campus, was a shock, but I liked you instantly, and was always glad to run into you again and say hello over the following years (usually i...(Read more)
- M_D_Perkins
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013
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