Andre The Giant was often considered the “Uncrowned World Champion” of professional wrestling.
Andre The Giant was known consuming 119 bottles of beer in one legendary sitting!
Andre The Giant was probably the most recognizable figure in wrestling history.
Andre The Giant was probably six feet eleven inches tall, though he was advertised as seven feet four inches.
Andre The Giant weighed close to five hundred pounds and was famous for his immense capacity for alcohol and food.
Andre The Giant was once estimated that he consumed 7,000 calories a day in alcohol alone.
Andre The Giant, who never married, lived most of the year on a 200-acre ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina.There is a Canadian woman named Jean Christensen who claims to have been the wife of Andre the Giant. The claim is they were married in Canada but it was never registered in the United States. Andre’s friends always said he never married, although Christensen is most definitely the mother of Andre’s only child, a 6-foot-tall daughter born in 1981 and almost never saw her father. Andre always denied she was his daughter, although the resemblance was obvious, but eventually a paternity test in a child support case proved it. If Ms. Christensen or her daughter ever see this profile, we would be thrilled to hear from you at the email address below. Thank you very much.
Anonymous responded: Jean Christensen was American, born in Seattle, Washington. She never held a Canadian citizenship. Andre’s daughter Robin was concieved in Canada, most likely Vancouver, BC in a one night stand. Jean and Andre were never married in Canada or the United States. If you research Canadian common-law marriage laws, a one night stand is not considered “married”- common-law or otherwise. There was no effort on Andre’s part to co-habit with Jean and he never did. Ms. Christensen died September 2, 2008 after a short bout with colon cancer.
May 29, 2006 – RAW: “This Week in Wrestling History” featured a nostalgic look back at the legendary Andre The Giant.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
2013: WWE unveils a new Andre the Giant statue at their corproate headquarters in Stamford, CT.
April 6, 2014: WWE will host an Andre the Giant memorial 30-man Battle Royal at Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans, LA.
Dave Meltzer wrote (2010): Over the weekend I went to my wrestling library and got the 1970 published “Mick McManus wrestling book,” basically to read about British stars from that era. There was a few pages about Farmer Jean Ferre from France. This would be Andre at 24, who at the time was said to be 6-10 and 350 pounds. He was muscular at that size, with a giant head that would have set him apart if he stood next to someone like Kevin Nash. He was already a big attraction in France. It told stories on how much he ate, and mentioned he had a brother in wrestling who was almost as big as he was, who wrestled in France, Antonine, who was 6-7. I never heard of Andre’s brother being a wrestler or if it was a working brother. For what it’s worth, they never claimed the story then about the 7-8 grandfather which Andre would tell in the 80s, although attempts to corroborate such a grandfather existed always ended up finding nothing.
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