Andre' The Giant, The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Is Buried In Rural North Carolina
By Robin Jarvis|Published December 13, 2021
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Is there any more prominent of a cultural icon from the 1970s and 80s than André Roussimoff, a.k.a. André the Giant? From his phenomenal career in wrestling that included at least 5,000 matches to his many appearances on television and in movies (“The Princess Bride” may be our favorite…), the gentle giant known as André captured the hearts of people all over the world.
Never been to Ellerbe and wondering where it is in North Carolina? It’s 77 miles east of Charlotte, 90 miles southwest of Raleigh and only 58 miles west of Fayetteville. It’s just the right distance for a day trip! Learn more about the Rankin Museum and check the museum’s hours here.
Do you remember André the Giant? Ever watch him wrestle (in person!)?? What’s your favorite Roussimoff movie? You know ours!
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