Andre the Giant poses with fellow wrestler Tommy Seigler in the 1970s.
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Andre the Giant, dressed as Bigfoot, poses with Lee Majors while filming The Six Million Dollar Man episode "The Secret of Bigfoot," which aired on Feb. 1, 1976.
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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali compares his hand size with Andre the Giant on March 25, 1976 in New York City.
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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali holds Andre the Giant's fist to his jaw on March 25, 1976 in New York City.
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Heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner compares fists with Andre the Giant on May 4, 1976 in New York City.
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Andre the Giant stares down heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner on June 19, 1976 in New York City.
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Andre the Giant tosses heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner out of the ring in the third round of their boxer-wrestling match on June 25, 1976 at Shea Stadium in New York City. Andre was declared the winner after a wild scene in which trainers and handlers tried to push Wepner back in the ring within the 20-second time limit.
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Andre the Giant looks to toss Mike Adams out of the ring during a World Battle Royal wrestling match on Jan. 14, 1977. Professor Tanaka went on to win the $30,000 first-place money by pinning Tony Garea.
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Andre the Giant grabs Big John Studd during their Wrestlemania I match on March 31, 1985 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Andre was able to lift Studd over his shoulders and execute a body slam to win the match.
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Andre the Giant takes a choke hold from Jim Neidhart as Bret Hart looks to help his Hart Foundation partner during Wrestlemania 2's 20-man Battle Royal match on April 7, 1986 at Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Ill. The final three participants in the ring, Andre first eliminated Neidhart and then Hart to win.
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Andre the Giant smiles after entering the ring as a special guest referee for a match between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis on Jan. 30, 1987 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
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Special guest referee Andre the Giant yells at manager Jimmy Hart during a match between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis on Jan. 30, 1987 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
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Andre the Giant stares down Hulk Hogan at the start of their Wrestlemania III match on March 29, 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.
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Andre the Giant puts Hulk Hogan in a bodylock during their Wrestlemania III match on March 29, 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Hogan successfully defended his title against Andre.
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Andre the Giant arrives at a screening of The Princess Bride on Sept. 18, 1987 in Toronto.
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Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan face off at a press conference on Feb. 3, 1988 in New York City. The two wrestlers were promoting their upcoming bout on "Saturday Night's Main Event."
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Donald Trump poses with Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant on March 15, 1988 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J. The wrestlers were promoting their upcoming Wrestlemania IV match at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall.
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Andre the Giant yells at the referee during his match against Jake "The Snake" Roberts on Feb. 27, 1989 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Andre won the bout.
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