Bruce Jenner
Date of Birth
Oct 28, 1949
Birth Place:
Mount Kisco, NY

Biography

A track star who made international headlines for his gold-medal decathlon win at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Bruce Jenner pulled off that coup while also working as an insurance salesman (an opportunity that only generated a reported 9,000 dollars per year). Jenner subsequently parlayed Olympic fame into a lucrative series of on-camera assignments as a pundit for various brand names, including Coca-Cola, IBM Computers, and an eponymous video game (the 1996 Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon). Jenner also incorporated Bruce Jenner Aviation (a company devoted to purchasing and reselling aircraft) and the infomercial production outfit Jenner Productions, whose late-night programs Jenner often personally emceed. Meanwhile, Jenner also competitively raced various types of motor vehicles, including powerboats and stock cars.

In terms of on-camera work, Jenner briefly held a post as a correspondent for Good Morning America and experienced a spotty movie career, beginning with a role as a conservative attorney and the romantic conquest of Valerie Perrine in the 1980 Village People musical Can't Stop the Music. Jenner appeared as a guest actor on Murder, She Wrote and acted in the little-seen 1991 drama Original Intent, but maintained a high profile in sports-themed documentaries, such as the 1998 Olympic Experience, and occasional exercise videos.

In 2007, Jenner enjoyed renewed popularity as a participant in the E! Network reality program Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The program depicted candid events from the lives of Jenner's stepdaughters -- the biological children of third wife Kris Jenner and her first husband, the late attorney Robert Kardashian and eventually followed Jenner's own children with Kris - Kendall and Kylie.

In a 2015 episode of 20/20, after months of speculation, Jenner came out as a transgender woman and later debuted as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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