The man who started it all turned 95 today. The Gracie Academy issued the following statement via email:
Today, my father celebrates his 95th birthday. I spoke to him this morning and am proud to report that when I called, he was tanning at his ranch in Brazil and was in very high spirits.
If you would like to send him a note or a birthday wish, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to have it forwarded to him.