Lou Ferrigno: Italian of the Week

Jul 27, 2015 773

Matty, an Italian American police lieutenant, and Victoria Ferrigno welcomed their son Louis on November 9, 1951. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York. As a toddler Lou suffered from a series of ear infections and lost an estimated 75% of his hearing. Though some might have seen this loss as a disadvantage, Lou didn't.

Even when he was taunted and bullied by his peers, he turned to comics and focused on strong, powerful characters (like the Incredible Hulk and Superman). Inspired by actor Steve Reeves (and probably a few superheroes), he began weight training when he was 13. 

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