Bruce Jenner Biography

By: Brooklyn Taylor  |   | 

Bruce Jenner (age 65) now known as “Caitlyn Jenner” is a former U.S. track and field athlete and current motivational speaker. Bruce was born on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York to Esther R. and William Hugh Jenner.  Besides that, she is also a famous television personality and a successful business personality. Her name has been enlisted as one of the award winning personalities of the present time.

Quick Facts About Bruce Jenner

Name Bruce Jenner
Profession Athlete
Gender Male
Birthday October 28, 1949
Age 68 Years Old
Star Sign Scorpio

Jenner has a younger sister named Nicole. Her younger brother, Burt, was killed in a car accident in Canton, Connecticut, shortly after Jenner's success at the Olympics. Jenner had a troubled childhood as she was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age.

For her education, he attended Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut, after spending a year at Sleepy Hollow High School (in Sleepy Hollow, New York). There she earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University) in Iowa, but a knee injury forced her to stop playing football and he switched to the decathlon.

She was mentored by Graceland's track coach L. D. Weldon, who was the first to recognize Jenner's potential and encouraged her to pursue the decathlon. Jenner debuted in the decathlon at the Drake Relays in 1970.

Bruce went for a gender transition in 2015 and currently living a life as Caitlyn Jenner. After few months of surgery, she appeared in E!TV show and said that "The last six months of my life have been really enlightening. But one thing I'm really not comfortable with is this issue of gender confirmation surgery"

Bruce Jenner’s Olympic stardom began with a Gold Medal and new world record made at 1976 Summer Olympic Games

At the present height of her appreciation, 65 years old Bruce has won the GOLD medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal. She is the one to set a world record in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Since then, she has appeared on the popular reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Her Olympic career started from getting placed in the third decathlon at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials. She finished the game in tenth place at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany. Her success prompted her to devote herself to an intense training regimen.

Four years later, however, Jenner would achieve Olympic stardom at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At the Montreal Games, the athlete won a GOLD medal and set a new world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon.

After her win, a bystander handed her an American flag, which he enthusiastically grabbed for a victory lap—a gesture that has been repeated in Olympic games ever since.

Following her Olympic success in 1976, Jenner has remained in the public eye through endorsements, speaking engagements, TV appearances, and other outlets. After famously appearing on the Wheaties cereal box, she pursued guest appearances on TV series such as CHiPs and The American Sportsman. She also became one of only seven spokesmen for Wheaties.

Bruce Jenner tried fortune in movie and has appeared on many game shows with wife Kris

In 1980, Jenner made her big-screen debut in the notorious flop Can't Stop the Music. She later starred alongside Kris Kristofferson and Martin Sheen in the dramatic film Original Intent, which went straight to DVD and was released in 1992.

Apart from her game zone, he has also a successful career in TV. From the late 1970s to the early 2000s, Bruce Jenner worked on several TV series and appeared in TV movies. In recent years, she has appeared as herself on numerous game shows and TV reality series, most notably with her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, children Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and stepchildren Robert Jr., Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, on the E! Reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which premiered in 2007.

Three times married, Bruce Jenner is currently holding single tag and is a father of six kids

Talking about her personal life, she has been married for multiple times as she got to face few unsuccessful relations before. She was married to Chrystie Crownover in 1972 which ended in 1981. From his first marriage, he has two children, Burt and Casey.

After separation with 1st wife Chrystie, she got wed to Linda Thompson in 1981, from her second marriage, she has two sons, Brandon and Sam.

Jenner exchanged wedding vows third time in his life with Kris Kardashian on April 21, 1991. Jenner has two daughters with her, Kendall, and Kylie. She is also the stepfather to Kris' four children from her previous marriage to the late lawyer Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob. Jenner and Kris announced their separation in October 2013. Though they had actually separated a year earlier Kris Jenner filed for divorce in September 2014 and it was finalized in 2015.

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