Pearl, Bill

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Name
Pearl, Bill Gender: M
William Arnold Pearl
born on 31 October 1930 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Prineville, Oregon, 44n18, 120w51
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°31' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°17 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 22°00'



Bill Pearl (after winning the 1956 Mr. U.S.A.)

Biography

American body-builder who won the Mr. Universe contest five times (1953, 1956, 1961, 1967, 1971) and was named "World's Best-Built Man of the Century".

In addition to competing, Pearl gave posing and strongman exhibitions all around the world. His strongman act included blowing up hot water bottles, bending tent spikes, breaking chains, and tearing up license plates.

Pearl became a lacto-ovo vegetarian at age 39. He mentions the benefits of vegetarian bodybuilding in his book Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Sports, published in 2005.

His other books include Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Men and Women, which has been translated into four other languages, and Keys To The INNER Universe. In 2003 with co-author Kim Shott, Pearl published his autobiography, Beyond the Universe: The Bill Pearl Story.

During the 1980s, Pearl served as a mentor, trainer, and training partner to many of the top professionals that were still competing, including Mr. Olympia, Chris Dickerson. In 2004, Pearl was awarded the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Lifetime Achievement Award for significantly impacting the world of bodybuilding.

Pearl was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2016. He died on the morning of 14 September 2022 at age 91 at his home in Phoenix, Oregon. He was survived by his wife, Judy.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2003 (Autobiography, "Beyond the Universe")
  • Work : Prize 2004 (Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2016 (Parkinson's disease)

Source Notes

Garth Allen in Dell 3/1955.

Sy Scholfield notes that Pearl does not give his time of birth in his 2003 autobiography "Beyond the Universe."

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Body builder (Titled)
  • Traits : Body : Body builder
  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Lacto-ovo vegetarian from age 39)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Native American)
  • Traits : Body : Size (1.78 m/ 5 ft 10 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (110 kg/ 242 lb)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Lifestyle : Work : Mentor/Tutor
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Beauty Queen/ King (Mr. America)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Personal Trainer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Beyond the Universe")
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : How To ....
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (5× Mr. Universe)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Lifetime Achievement)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book