Andre the Giant (May 19 1946 - January 27 1993) was a wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Coulommiers, France. He was at least 6'10" tall, and was usually billed at over 7' tall. His great size was a result of excessive growth hormone, a condition known as pituitary gigantism, and led to him being dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Roussimoff is a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. In 1993, he was the first inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame.
|Chuck Wepner is draped on the ropes, about to fall through|
|Debbie Harry with Andre the Giant|
|March 25th, 1976-- New York. Ali Meets a Giant.|
|Wilt Chamberlain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andre the Giant|
-- on the set of Conan.
|Andre the Giant-- 7" 4" and 424 pounds of wrestling mayhem.|
|Andre the Giant with an armload of uh, beauties --back in 1982.|
|French wrestler Andre Rene Roussimoff, best known as |
"Andre the Giant" during a Paris fashion exhibition.
At 19, Andre reportedly stands 7 feet and 4 inches tall --1966.