Caitlyn Jenner biographyCaitlyn Marie Jenner (birth name William Bruce Jenner) is a television star, who made a resounding coming out in 2015 and won a special sport-oriented Arthur Ashe Courage Award; he is a former athlete and 1976 Olympics gold medal winner in the decathlon, father of supermodels Kendall and Kylie and Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s ex-stepfather.
Opinions of people on this act of the athlete were divided. Some regarded it as a bold and worthy of respect decision, others as a win-win way to become famous and get into showbiz.
Childhood and youthThe future celebrity was born October 28, 1949, in the town of Mount Kisco, located 37 miles from New York. His father, William Hugh, was an arborist; the mother, Esther Ruth, was a housewife. Besides Bruce, there were three more children in their family: the younger son Burt (later killed in a car accident) and the daughters Pam and Lisa.
After graduating from school in 1968, Bruce received a football scholarship and continued his education at Graceland College in Iowa, where he successfully practiced his favorite sport. However, in the end, he became not a football player, but an athlete, since in the very first year of his studies he got a knee injury and, on the advice of the coach, he took up decathlon after his recovery.
Olympiad and other achievementsIn 1973, Bruce received the diploma and moved to California, where, simultaneously with his work in an insurance company, he began to intensively prepare for the next Games. Every day he devoted to workouts 6-8 hours. As a result, a year later he was able to become the winner of the national tournament, and in 1975, he won the French Championship and became a record holder in Eugene, Oregon.
Then, during 1976, he first transcended his own result in competitions in the United States, and then became the Olympics triumphant in Canadian Montreal, once again updating his record achievement. In addition, on points, he beat the German silver medalist Guido Kretschmer by 207 points.
In 1976, he sparkled on the cover of Sports Illustrated, a year later he became the “face” of the Wheaties breakfast cereal brand. Then he acquired an aircraft and created his own airline, Bruce Jenner Aviation. In addition, he was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame and also wrote several books.
Cinema and televisionIn the period from 1981 to 1982 fans could see their idol in the action-comedy ″CHiPs″ as the police officer Steve McLeish. In 1992, he starred with Candy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Ash Adams, and Martin Sheen in the drama film ″Original Intent″. He was entrusted small roles in the television series ″Gym Teacher″, ″Silver Spoons″, and in the short film ″Dirty Tennis″.
In 2007, Bruce Jenner became the hero of the TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with her daughters Kylie and Kendall, his wife Kris, and her four children.