Debbie Harry from Blondie Stands Next To Andre the Giant in 1980
Hailing from France, Andre the Giant stood 6’3″ and weighed 250 lbs by age of 11. He soon dropped out after 8th grade and was working on a farm and decided he hated working manual labor and decided to become a wrestler. What a good decision that turned out to be.
Andre in The princess Bride
Despite his enormous size, He was known for his gentle ways. “André was one of the gentlest and most generous people I ever knew. Whether buying dinner, treating people with respect or going out of his way to help someone, The fierce exterior of Andre’ was far from his true soul.
Andre was undefeated for 15 years had never lost a match until WrestleMania III.
Even though he lost that match(which is thought to have been rigged) Andre never dwelled on it. He was indeed the peoples champion.
Andre became a famous TV star
Andre’ played “Bigfoot” in The Six Million Dollar Man – The Secret of Bigfoot – I and II (1976). Andre had also been a part of B. J. and the Bear – Snow White and the Seven Lady Truckers (1981) as Manny Fletcher.
Andre The Giant Never Married
Andre died in his sleep of congestive heart failure in a Paris hotel room. He was 47.
The Giant once drank drank 41 Liters of Beer in one sitting!
Andre the giant once consumed over 10 gallons of beer over a 6 hour window. Mike Graham witnessed André drink 156, 16-US-fluid-ounce (470 ml) beers, which was confirmed by Dusty Rhodes, in one sitting.
Andre was literally a giant
His stats were legendary. 520 pounds and standing 7 foot 4 inches tall.