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Also Known As: William Bruce Jenner Died:
Born: October 28, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mount Kisco, New York, USA Profession: actor, athlete

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Boyishly handsome, personable, and at one time dubbed the "World's Greatest Athlete," Bruce Jenner vaulted to international fame after winning the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. Jenner's popularity continued well beyond the Olympic closing ceremony, with high-profile endorsements - most famously with Wheaties cereal - as well as network television correspondence work in the years immediately after keeping him in the public eye. It was not long before acting offers came pouring in, with Jenner appearing in such fare as the questionable musical "Can't Stop the Music" (1980) alongside disco-era act The Village People, and the made-for-TV effort "Grambling's White Tiger" (NBC, 1981). In the decade that followed his Olympic victory, he found a welcoming home for a time on episodic television, making guest appearances on shows like "CHiPs" (NBC, 1977-1983) and "Murder She Wrote" (1984-1996). After testing the waters with reality series such as the odious "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!" (ABC, 2002-03), Jenner found himself surrounded by a bevy of curvaceous brunettes - his wife Kris, and step-daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé - in the mystifyingly successful reality series "Keeping Up With The...

Boyishly handsome, personable, and at one time dubbed the "World's Greatest Athlete," Bruce Jenner vaulted to international fame after winning the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. Jenner's popularity continued well beyond the Olympic closing ceremony, with high-profile endorsements - most famously with Wheaties cereal - as well as network television correspondence work in the years immediately after keeping him in the public eye. It was not long before acting offers came pouring in, with Jenner appearing in such fare as the questionable musical "Can't Stop the Music" (1980) alongside disco-era act The Village People, and the made-for-TV effort "Grambling's White Tiger" (NBC, 1981). In the decade that followed his Olympic victory, he found a welcoming home for a time on episodic television, making guest appearances on shows like "CHiPs" (NBC, 1977-1983) and "Murder She Wrote" (1984-1996). After testing the waters with reality series such as the odious "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!" (ABC, 2002-03), Jenner found himself surrounded by a bevy of curvaceous brunettes - his wife Kris, and step-daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé - in the mystifyingly successful reality series "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" (E!, 2007- ). Although he had made a reputation for himself as a respected spokesperson, motivational speaker, and businessman, it was Jenner's indelible status as his tabloid television personality of put-upon dad that threatened to eclipse even his fame as an Olympic legend.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Jack and Jill (2011)
2.
 Big Tease, The (2000) Himself
3.
 Original Intent (1990) Dan Logan
4.
 Grambling's White Tiger (1981) Jim Gregory
5.
 Can't Stop The Music (1980) Ron White
7.
9.
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1972:
Competed for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team in Eugene, OR; placed third during trials
1972:
Placed 10th in decathlon at the Munich Olympics
1975:
Appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" as guest host and special correspondent
1976:
Became an American champion in the decathlon and won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics
1976:
Appeared on the front of Wheaties brand breakfast cereal as a "Wheaties champion"
1980:
Made feature film debut in "Can¿t Stop the Music," a disco-era comedy about the singing group The Village People
1981:
Formed Jenner Productions and starred in its first production "Grambling¿s White Tiger"
1981:
Played Officer Steve McLeish on the NBC police drama "CHiPs"
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Produced a series of Olympic minutes for syndication called "America¿s Hopefuls"
1989:
Hosted his own 26-segment health show called "Healthy Lifestyles"
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Built a successful career as a motivational speaker
2003:
Competed on the ABC reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"
2006:
Competed on the Fox reality series "Skating with Celebrities"
2007:
Appeared with his family on the E! reality hit "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"
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Education

Newtown High School: Newtown , Connecticut -
Graceland College: Lamoni , Iowa -

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