At age two, Majors was adopted by an uncle and aunt and moved with them to Middlesboro, Kentucky.
He participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School.
To compound the tragedy, when Majors was around 18 months old, his mother was also killed, hit by a drunk driver as she waited to cross a street on her way to work.
Majors didn't find out he had been adopted by relatives until his teenage years, when he found a bundle of newspaper clippings related to his parents' deaths. Instead of finding devastation in the news, Majors found resolve.
When he saw his football buddies sitting in the front row with their girlfriends, and tears in everybody's eyes including the tough-guy athletes, he knew he was onto something. Based on the "Cyborg" book series by Martin Caidin, it found its way to TV in three different movies before it finally went to series. But the one he remembers the most — aside from Farrah, we're guessing —is Andre the Giant.
He STILL didn't need the bathroom, so Majors assumed that his kidneys were pretty huge too.
He was in college on a football scholarship when an injury derailed his plans for a sports career. Faster." Let's take a look at seven fun facts about the show.
On a dare, he auditioned for a role in the play "The Crucible" and landed the lead. Lee Majors worked with a lot of memorable guest stars, from his then-wife Farrah Fawcett to Suzanne Somers, William Shatner, George Takei, and Sonny Bono, along with 70s stars like Rodney Allen Rippy, Stefanie Powers, Flip Wilson, and Erik Estrada.
When it comes time to determine who the all-time greatest stud is, two names instantly top the list: Sinatra and Elvis.
Their conquests are simply legendary, without equal, and beyond debate.