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October 12, 1938
Died: March 8, 2014
Blackfood, Idaho, USA
Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Nickname: The Legend
5' 6" (170 cm)
205 lbs (93 kg)
Mr. & Masters Olympia Results
1965 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
1966 - IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- AAU Mr. California
- AAU Mr. California (Most Moscular)
- IFBB Mr. America
- IFBB Mr. Universe (Medium)
- IFBB Mr. Universe
- IFBB Mr. Olympia
- IFBB Mr. Olympia
Larry Scott, "The Legend",
established and personified bodybuildingís beach Adonis
image, and duly became the sportís Golden Boy after winning
the IFBB Mr. America title in 1962 and the IFBB
Mr. Universe in 1964. He was the first-ever
IFBB Mr. Olympia in the contestís initial two years of
life, 1965 and 1966.
Joe Weiderís brainchild of a competition got the
perfect first-time winner in Larry. Of all the Hall of Fame
inductees, perhaps Scott started with the least raw
Told he was too narrow-shouldered (a condition then
considered insurmountable) he persevered and packed on
prodigious mounds of delt muscle which, coupled with the
greatest arms in bodybuilding, enabled him to present front
double-biceps shots that worked up a crowd like no other.
Before claiming the Mr. Olympia title, Scott took Mr.
America in 1962, the Mr. Universe title in 1964, and had a
minor role in the 1964 movie Muscle Beach Party.
Scott was also a popular physique model during
the early to mid 1960s, working for such famous
photographers as Bruce of LA and Don Whitman,
of Western Photography Guild. His "posing strap" material
for Pat Milo (known professionally as simply "Milo")
is today considered fine art.
was Milo who introduced Scott to a wide, appreciative
audience and helped him hone his posing and photographic
persona: that of the "boy next door." Larry regularly
appeared in all of Joe Weider's bodybuilding magazines,
including Mr. America and Muscle Builder, and
he also figured prominently in Demi Gods,
Muscleboy, and The Young Physique.
still say that the audience reaction to his 1966 IFBB Mr.
Olympia entrance was the most vociferous and emotional ever
seen at a bodybuilding contest. Scott's retirement at the
age of 28 sent shock waves throughout the sport.
had other priorities (a second marriage), and after two
Olympia wins, he'd done all he could do in competitive
bodybuilding. A devout Mormon, Larry lived in Salt Lake
City, where he died on March 8, 2014 at 75.
- Here is a book excerpt from "Loaded Guns". Two books in one!
Larry's own story about how he took his smaller-than-average 120 lbs.
to a 210 lb. Mr. Olympia. Included is the little known story of his
retirement and photos of his body weight drop from 210 lbs. to 155
Scott The Legend - There has been volumes written about the
great Larry Scott. The winner of the first two Mr. Olympias and the
man with the most celebrated arms in the history of the sport should
garner some serious ink. Here we condense Larry the Legend's major
Larry Scott "A Life in Bodybuilding" - Early Years, Posing,
Awards, Career Highlights, Seminar, Interview. This DVD is a tribute
to Larry Scott, the first ever Mr Olympia Champion in 1965 and 1966.
Larry is not only a great champion, he is also a great motivator and