Andre the Giant
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Andre the Giant a legendary life by Michael Krugman

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Published by Pocket Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Andre, -- the Giant, -- 1946-1993,
  • Wrestlers -- France -- Biography,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- France -- Biography

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A portrait of the seven-foot-five wrestling star"s life and career describes his childhood in a small French village, the progression of the medical condition that caused his gigantism, and his memorable television and film appearances.

Edition Notes

StatementMichael Krugman.
LC ClassificationsGV1196.A53 .K78 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 342 p. :
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23726003M
ISBN 101416541128
ISBN 109781416541127
LC Control Number2009284212

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  Now, if everything I’ve described so far isn’t proof enough that Andre the Giant was the greatest drunkard who ever lived, these last two stories should set my claim in granite. You won’t find it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting.   Cary Elwes, Andre’s The Princess Bride co-star, recounted in his book how Andre the Giant once fell on a man waiting for a cab while drunk in New York City, seriously hurting him. After that, Elwes says, the New York Police Department would tail Andre with undercover cops while he was in the city to avoid such : Gabe Paoletti. Synopsis. Andre the Giant was born on , in Grenoble, France. He suffered from acromegaly, or "giantism." He wrestled in Montreal as Jean Born: André the Giant, Actor: The Princess Bride. André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly, as he reached the Born: