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<b>Just the Facts</b><br>
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<b>Lou Ferrigno</b><br>
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<b>Born:</b> Louis Jude Ferrigno in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November 1951. Raised in an Italian-American family, his father, Matthew, was a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000107" title="New York City Police Department" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/law-enforcement/new-york-city-police-department-ORGOV0000107.topic">NYPD</a> lieutenant who was also a weight lifter. He was often critical of Lou. When he was 3, Lou suffered an ear infection and permanently lost 80% of his hearing. He started training with weights at 13. His role model was body builder and “Hercules” star <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003508" title="Steve Reeves" href="/topic/entertainment/steve-reeves-PECLB003508.topic">Steve Reeves</a>.<br>
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<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003315" title="Edward Norton" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/edward-norton-PECLB003315.topic">Edward Norton</a></b><br>
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<b>Born:</b> Edward Harrison Norton in Boston, Mass., in August 1969. Norton grew up in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Robin, was an English teacher; his father, Edward James Norton Jr., is an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate and was a former federal prosecutor under the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000385" title="Jimmy Carter" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/jimmy-carter-PEHST000385.topic">Carter</a> administration. Norton won an acting cup in 1984 at the Pasquaney camp he attended with brother Jim in Hebron, N.H. He later directed theater at the camp.

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Just the Facts

Lou Ferrigno

Born: Louis Jude Ferrigno in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November 1951. Raised in an Italian-American family, his father, Matthew, was a NYPD lieutenant who was also a weight lifter. He was often critical of Lou. When he was 3, Lou suffered an ear infection and permanently lost 80% of his hearing. He started training with weights at 13. His role model was body builder and “Hercules” star Steve Reeves.

Edward Norton

Born: Edward Harrison Norton in Boston, Mass., in August 1969. Norton grew up in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Robin, was an English teacher; his father, Edward James Norton Jr., is an environmental lawyer and conservation advocate and was a former federal prosecutor under the Carter administration. Norton won an acting cup in 1984 at the Pasquaney camp he attended with brother Jim in Hebron, N.H. He later directed theater at the camp.

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