People: Dec. 6, 1963

Everybody knows that the back-room politicians who really run things are big and fat and chew cigars, right? And Jesse Unruh, 41, is the back-room boss of California's Democratic Party. So at 5 ft. 11 in., he should weigh about 277 lbs., have a 48-in. waist and leave cigars in shreds. Well, that's just how he was until he decided he didn't like the way the image fit. Or maybe it was the clothes. First, he chucked the cigars, then he cut out drinking and went on a diet. Now he's down to a...

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