Andre Rene Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as Andre the Giant, was a French-American professional wrestler and actor. His best-remembered acting role was that of Fezzik, the giant in the film The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism and led to his being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
Andre was a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. In 1993, Andre was the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame.
Roussimoff died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on the night of January 27, 1993, in a Paris hotel room. He was in Paris to attend the funeral of his father. Roussimoff's body was cremated according to his wishes and his ashes were scattered at his ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina.
Jerome Lester "Jerry" Horwitz (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952), better known by his stage name Curly Howard, was an American comedian and vaudevillian actor. Curly was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions ("nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" and barking like a dog) as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism.
An untrained actor,
On January 7, 1952, Moe was contacted on the Columbia set while filming He Cooked His Goose to help move Curly for what would be the last time. Eleven days later, on January 18, Curly died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage at 48. He was given a Jewish funeral and laid to rest at Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles.
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