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About André the Giant
André the Giant was a French wrestler and actor who is best remembered for his role in the classic film “The Princess Bride”.
Andre suffered from a medical condition called gigantism. He had excessive amounts of growth hormone. At the age of 12 years old he was 220 lbs and 6’3. He was a farm worker until he was persuaded to go into wrestling.
In 1973, Andre made his World Wide Wrestling Federation debut. He became a fan favorite. His storylines created feuds with other wrestling superstars including Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior. He traveled around the world performing in front of sold-out crowds. He spent a great deal of time in Japan and Ireland. He has said his favorite movie roles was as the giant in “The Princess Bride”. His last film was a cameo in “Trading Mom”.
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André the Giant's Popularity
André the Giant was a famous French wrestler and actor, who was born on May 19, 1946. As a person born on this date, André the Giant is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (May 19) and the 12th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on May 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. André the Giant is the 139th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to André the Giant's birthday, André the Giant is the 6th most famous French.
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