Andre the Giant

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Birthday
19, 1946
Birthplace
Grenoble, France
Death Date
Jan 27, 1993 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1946
Birthplace
Grenoble, France
Death Date
Jan 27, 1993 (46)

About

Wrestling icon who stood 7'5" and weighed in at 525 lbs, and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame. He was a WWF Champion and a WWF World Tag Team Champion, and due to his stature, people regarded him as The Eighth Wonder of the World.

Before Fame

Born with acromegaly, he worked as a woodworker and a farmer before going to Paris to learn professional wrestling.

Trivia

Mike Graham and Dusty Rhodes confirmed that he once drank 156, 16-US-fluid-ounce beers in one sitting, and was henceforth dubbed the Greatest Drunk on Earth.

Family Life

His daughter, Robin Christensen Roussimoff, was born in 1979.

Associated With

He appeared alongside Cary Elwes in the 1987 film The Princess Bride.