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Biography

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 January 1968Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
Height 4' 9½" (1.46 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Lou Retton was born on January 24, 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Scrooged (1988), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and ABC Funfit (1985). She has been married to Shannon Kelley since December 29, 1990. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Shannon Kelley (29 December 1990 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (13)

1984 Olympic gymnastics medal winner.
Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985
Appeared on the Wheaties box in Summer 1984
Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997
Named Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year" in 1984
Named Associated Press' "Amateur Athlete of the Year" in 1984
Named "Most Popular Athlete in America" in 1993 by an Associated Press national survey
Her fourth daughter with husband Shannon Kelley was born in Houston, Texas. She was named Emma. Her other three daughters are Shayla Rae (born 1995), McKenna Lane (born 1997) and Skyla Brae Kelley (born August 2000).
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1984
Retton's family changed their name from Rotundo to Retton upon their arrival at Ellis Island. Retton is proud of her Italian heritage.
1984 Olympics: team silver, all-around gold, vault silver, uneven bars bronze, floor exercise bronze
First American female gymnast to win the Olympic all-around
Gave birth to her fourth daughter named Emma

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