Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. This was before they made any of their famous movies.
After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop.
He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes.
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He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes. He married again in 1998, this time to former model Gena O'Kelley, and she delivered twins in 2001: Dakota Alan Norris, a boy, and Danilee Kelly Norris, a girl. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop. In 1993, he began shooting the series Walker, Texas Ranger, which lasted eight years on CBS and continued in heavy syndication on other channels. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. Norris went on to make several more largely ignored films before making a transition to television. After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. He reprised his Delta Force role for MGM, who had acquired the Cannon library after the latter's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
This was before they made any of their famous movies. By the close of the 1980s, Cannon Films had faded from prominence, and Norris' star appeal seemed to go with it. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. It has since been renamed KICKSTART. Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. In 1990, Norris founded the non-profit organization Kick Drugs Out of America. In 1988, after 30 years of marriage, Norris and Holechek divorced.
Over the next four years, Norris became Cannon's most prominent star, appearing in eight films, including Code of Silence, The Delta Force and Firewalker, in which he co-starred with Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. In 1984, Norris starred in Missing in Action, the first of a series of POW rescue fantasies produced by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and released under their Cannon Films banner. Norris' first starring role was 1977's Breaker, Breaker!, and subsequent films such as The Octagon, An Eye for an Eye, and Lone Wolf McQuade proved his increasing box office bankability. He describes Harris as the only man in the world who could get away with doing that to him.
Harris taught Norris how to speak by putting his fingers in Norris's mouth, and stretching his mouth wide open. While at acting classes his voice and drama coach was Jonathan Harris, of Lost In Space fame. In 1972, he acted alongside Lee in the movie Way of the Dragon, and in 1974, McQueen encouraged him to begin acting classes at the MGM Studio. It was also in 1968 that Norris made his acting debut, in the Dean Martin movie The Wrecking Crew.
In 1968, Norris was Karate's world Middleweight champion, and in 1969, he won Karate's triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the fighter of the year award by Black Belt magazine. Impressed with Norris' ability, Lee began to persuade Norris to try an acting career. But another important moment happened in 1964: at a demonstration in Long Beach, Norris met Bruce Lee. A daughter, Dina followed in 1964, and a second son, Eric, in 1965.
Norris returned to the United States in 1962, working for the Northrop corporation and opening a karate school, which many celebrities, including fellow Marine Steve McQueen attended. In 1963, his son Mike was born. He is also founder of The United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF). Norris has also practiced Judo, Shito-Ryu Karate, and Brazilian jujutsu. Mr.
Norris has indicated in his own biography that he has black belts in Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, and is founder of Chun Kuk Do ("Universal Way"). hit series Walker, Texas Ranger. He has portrayed an Army Major in Delta Force, Army Colonel in Missing in Action, and a Marine Captain during flashback scenes in his T.V. He later joined the United States Marine Corps.
It was in South Korea that Norris acquired the nickname Chuck. After marriage, Norris joined the United States Air Force and was sent to South Korea. There, he finished high school and soon married his girlfriend, Diane Holechek. When Norris was 12, his parents divorced and he relocated to California with his mother and brothers.
Norris is part Cherokee (from his father) and part British and Irish (from his mother). A native of Ryan, Oklahoma, Norris has two younger brothers, of which Hollywood producer Aaron Norris is one. Carlos Ray Norris Jr. (born March 10, 1940), better known in the entertainment world as Chuck Norris, is a martial artist, an American action movie actor and Hollywood star. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).
The Bells of Innocence (2002). The President's Man: A Line in The Sand (TV, 2002). The President's Man (TV, 2000). Martial Law: Honor Among Strangers (2000).
Sons of Thunder (TV, 1999). Informal, El (TV, 1999). The Path of The Dragon (video, 1998). Logan's War: Bound by Honor (TV, 1998).
Chuck Norris: Private Lesson (video, 1997). Forest Warriors (1996). Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon (1996). The Immortal Masters (1996).
Heroes of The Street (TV, 1995). Top Dog (1995). WWF Survivor Series (TV, 1994). Kids in The Crossfire (TV, 1993).
Wind in The Wire (TV, 1993). The Course of The Dragon (1993). Walker, Texas Ranger (1993 to 2001). Hellbound (1993).
Combat Karate 1992. Sidekicks (alongside Jonathan Brandis and Danica McKellar, 1992). Dying For a Smoke (TV, 1992). The Hitman (1991).
Deadliest Art: The Best of The Martial Arts (1990). Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold (1990). Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (TV, 1990). The World's Greatest Stunts (TV, 1990).
Ultimate Stuntman: A tribute to Dar Robinson (TV, 1990). The Presidential Inaugural Gala (TV, 1989). One for the Road (TV, 1989). Hero And The Terror (1988).
Braddock: Missing In Action 3 (1988). Karate Daily Dozen (1988). Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos (TV, 1986). Steve McQueen: Man On The Edge (TV, 1986).
Firewalker (1986). The Delta Force (1986). Invasion U.S.A. (1985). Code of Silence (1985).
The Making of The Terminator & Missing in Action 2 (1985). Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985). Missing in Action (1984). Lone Wolf McQuade (1983).
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade' (1983). Forced Vengeance (1982). Silent Rage (1982). An Eye for an Eye (1981).
The Octagon (1980). A Force of One (1979). Good Guys Wear Black (1979). Game of Death (1978).
Breaker! Breaker! (1977). The Warrior Within (1977). Bruce Lee's The Man And The Legend (1973). Enter The Dragon (1973).
Slaughter In San Francisco (1973). The Student Teachers (1973). The Way of The Dragon (1972). Room 222 (1970).
The Wrecking Crew (1968).