Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Bob Delmonteque Wednesday, Intermission - Bob's Biographies

This photo of Bob Delmonteque (1919 or 1926-2011) is supposed to have been made as he approached age 80.  That uncertainty comes from the fact that there conflicting versions of his birth date and location.  A promotional biography, presumably done with his cooperation, gives it as Texas in 1919.  His tombstone in California says he was born in 1926.  As a fitness business executive, he may have had reason to misstate his age as older than actual.  Either way, he remained in remarkably good shape, as did a number of his celebrity clients who included John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, Marlon Brando, and James Dean.  Busy guy.


  1. You should trust the inscriptions on the cemetery (1926), I think he increased the age in profiles (1919 by 7 years) to open fitness salons.

    1. PS: My grandmother increased her age to go to World War II.

    2. I agree, Pavel. Your grandmother must have been a patriotic woman. When I was in high school, a neighbor boy ran away and lied about his age (15) to join the U.S Navy. They didn't find out until two years later, and they sent him back to our school where he was completely out of place. He ran away again with a 30 year old woman to another state and never came back.