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The Lycos 50 Blog: News from the Pop Culture Fast Lane
Thursday, 14 August 2008
World Tallest Woman Dies

The world’s tallest woman, Sandy Allen passed away at the age of 53 on August 13. Allen’s death occurred in a nursing home in her hometown of Shelbyville, Indiana. The 7’7’’ woman’s height was caused by a tumor against her pituitary glad that produced extra growth hormones. In 1977, Allen had surgery to remove the tumor and prevent any further growth. A family friend, Rita Rose, said Allen was proud of her height; “she embraced it. She used it as a tool to educate people.” Allen used her height to inspire schoolchildren and others to accept those who are different.


Posted by lycos50 at 12:46 PM EDT

Saturday, 16 August 2008 - 4:58 PM EDT

Name: "website design"
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too bad she died at an early age.Maybe it has somethign to do with her height...we can consider it as an abnormality but who knows.

Monday, 18 August 2008 - 9:24 PM EDT

Name: "Sherry"

I have had a hard time with my height and I am just under 6'.  I give her alot of credit for what she did with her height.  She was to young to pass away and I am saddened by It.  My heart goes out to her family.


Saturday, 13 September 2008 - 12:53 PM EDT

Name: "anonymous"

From the photos, it seems to be in remarkably good condition, considering its age and the abuse that most schools of the modernist period have suffered. A lot of Gillespie Kidd & Coia's schools have been re-clad in tin foil or simply demolished...



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Monday, 16 March 2009 - 7:54 PM EDT

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