André the Giant, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André the Giant

French professional wrestler and actor

Date of Birth: 19-May-1946

Place of Birth: Coulommiers, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 27-Jan-1993

Profession: television actor, film actor, professional wrestler, amateur wrestler

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About André the Giant

  • André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.He famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III in 1987.
  • His best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride.
  • His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly.
  • It also led to his being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), Roussimoff was a one-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.
  • In 1993, he was the inaugural inductee into the newly created WWF Hall of Fame and he was later a charter member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

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