Ken Norton

Active - 1975 - 2009  |   Born - Aug 9, 1943   |   Genres - Drama, Sports & Recreation, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

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Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton is most famous for having defeated Muhammed Ali in a highly publicized 1973 match. He cashed in on his newfound celebrity by becoming an actor, making his debut playing a brawny African slave who is forced into a heated affair with a plantation mistress in Mandingo (1975). He also starred in the sequel, Drum (1976). Norton continued making sporadic film appearances through the early '90s.

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