Chuck Norris, Author

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Lastname, First Teacher Class Date Chuck Norris, author Chuck Norris is one of the most popular actors in the world. Chuck Norris has starred in more than 20 major motion pictures, a television series “Walker, Texas Ranger which ran eight full seasons, seen in more than 80 countries worldwide, ranking as one of the top U.S. shows in both sales and audience. (Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia) As a New York Times best-selling author, Chuck Norris also has penned books of fiction, autobiography, and is a columnist with the popular Internet column Norris’ commentaries have become so widely read that he was signed recently by Los Angeles-based Creators Syndicate to market his column to newspapers across the country. Born March 10, 1940 in Ryan, Oklahoma as Carlos Ray Norris to parents Wilma and Ray Norris. Chuck Norris is of English and Choctaw ancestry. and was named after his family’s minister. Mr. Norris refers to his childhood as downbeat. He was nonathletic, shy, and just average scholastically. He was the oldest of 3 boys. Aaron Norris is now a producer in Hollywood, and Chuck’s youngest brother Wieland was killed in Vietnam. Norris grew up with an absentee, alcoholic father, a fact which he says greatly influenced his self-image. Chuck was quoted in an interview saying “I think a lot of my shyness and non-athleticism came because I didn’t have a father to instill those in me,” he says. Chuck has been married twice, first to Dianne Holecheck in 1958 and had two children son Mike in 1963, and son Eric in 1965. They Divorced in 1988 after 30 years of marriage Chuck also had a daughter out of wedlock in 1964 named Dina that he was unaware of until she was 16 years old.. In 1998 he married a former model Gena O’Kelly who was 23 years younger than Norris, the same age as his oldest son. In 2001
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