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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
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) 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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
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Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 19, 2016
Rest in peace
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 Added: Aug. 8, 2016

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