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Andre the Giant (Davies, Ross. Wrestling Greats.)

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Published by Rosen Publishing Group .
Written in English


  • Motion picture actors and actresses,
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • the Giant,,
  • Children: Grades 2-3,
  • Wrestlers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography,
  • 1946-1993,
  • Andre,,
  • France

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8120328M
ISBN 100823934306
ISBN 109780823934300

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  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 Ferre, in Japan as "Monster Roussimoff," and in Born:   Pat & Bertrand are the authors of the book “The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of Andre the Giant.”.   The Andre The Giant biography is set to be released tomorrow, and we have the official press release for the special. - ECW Press is set to release the Andre The Giant biography, "The Eighth Wonder of the World," from Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hebert, tomorrow.