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us: Norton, Ken

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  • Variants

    • us: Florence, Kenneth Howard
    • us: Norton, Kenneth Howard
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1943-08-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2013-09-18
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Jacksonville (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Henderson (Nev.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Irvine (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Northeast Missouri State University
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Marine Corps
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Ken Norton Personal Management Co. (Irvine, Calif.)
        • Organization: Ken Norton's Restaurant & Night Club (Irvine, Calif.)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Boxing
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Boxers (Sports)
            (lcsh) Actors
              (lcsh) Marines
                (lcsh) Businesspeople
            • Sources

              • found: Going the distance, c2000: t.p. (Ken Norton) p. 6 (b. Kenneth Howard Florence, 8/9/43; name changed to Norton when mother married, 1947) p. 69 (became North American Boxing Federation heavyweight champion, 1973)
              • found: New York times (online), viewed Sept. 19, 2013 (in obituary published Sept. 18: Ken Norton; Kenneth Howard Norton; b. Aug. 9, 1943, Jacksonville, Ill.; d. Wednesday [Sept. 18, 2013], Henderson, Nev., aged 70; fought three memorable fights with Muhammad Ali, breaking his jaw in winning their first bout, then losing twice; went on to become the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Norton, Kenneth (Ken) Howard; boxer, actor, marine, entrepreneur; born 09 August 1943 in Jacksonville, Illinois; United States; star in football, baseball, track and field in high school; had a football scholarship from Northeast Missouri State University; enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps (1964) and joined the boxing team and the squad winning All-Marine Championship three years in a row; became a professional boxer, trained by Eddie Futch, Southern California, (1967); won 17 fights in a row before being matched at San Diego Sports Arena (1973); was a celebrity during mid-1970s, quit sport in 1981; made TV appearances as actor, broadcaster; sports agent; formed Ken Norton Personal Management Co. (1983); opened Ken Norton's Restaurant & Night club, in Irvine, California (1999); became a broadcaster for Showtime cable TV network; died 18 September 2013 in Henderson, Nevada, outside of Las Vegas)
            • Change Notes

              • 2000-11-07: new
              • 2015-09-04: revised
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