Height: 6’3” / 191 cm
Weight: 218 lbs / 99 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
He could boast with toweringly high stature and chiseled torso. Ken Norton, a celebrated boxer, was close to death numerous times during the years of his career. He lost his final battle to death in September, 2013, being just 70 years old.
His career way can be divided into two periods. The first one was in 1967-1981, when Ken performed at the ring and won the title of a heavyweight champion. At his career peak Ken fought to Muhammad Ali and conquered him, having broken his jaw. Nevertheless several months later Ali took revenge.
The next period of his career was in 1981-1986, when Norton tried to become an actor and TV personality. He starred in a number of TV projects, including “Knight Rider” and “Delta Pi”. Norton left acting in 1986 after a terrible car accident he had been involved into. Then the stellar boxer and actor was almost killed, he had serious brain injury, and as a result, his speech got too slow.
In 2000 the famous athlete and entertainer released his biography. He passed through several heart strokes during the last 2 years of his life. He died in 2013, but is survived in the hearts of his fans.
Name: Kenneth Howard Norton Sr.
Nickname: The Black Hercules; The Jaw Breaker
Date of Birth: August 9, 1943
Date of Death: September 18, 2013
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Place of Death: Henderson, Nevada, USA
Reason of Death: Heart Stroke
Education: Jacksonville High School; Northeast Missouri State University
He was married.
Wife: Rose Conant
He was previously married to:
Jeannette Norton (were married in 1966-1968)
1) Son Ken Norton Jr.
2) Daughter Kenisha Norton
3) Son Brandon Norton
4) Son Keith Norton
5) Son Kenejon Norton
Awards and Honors:
1) In 1989 he was inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame
2) Ken was ranked as 22nd in the list of “The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time” (according to “The Ring”)
3) He was voted as Father of the Year twice
4) Fighter of the Year in 1977
…and many others