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The Sad, Strange, True Story
Of Sandy Allen, The Tallest
Woman In The World

BuzzFeed, by Sandra Allen

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Posted By:DaddyO, 7/13/2014 6:18:14 PM

In 1976, in Shelbyville, Ind., a city of about 20,000 southeast of Indianapolis, a film premiere was held. The picture was Fellini’s Casanova. A highly conceptual Italian art house flick about sexual deviance was not what this audience was used to; the house, nonetheless, was packed. A local was in it, a 21-year-old everyone knew about but whom few knew well. She now sat nervously waiting for it to start, concerned about what her neighbors were going to think of it, of her. “For his giant work, he even imported a giantess from America,” one news article about the picture had read, a find that had ended director Federico Fellini’s, “worldwide search for

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There are no old giants.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/13/2014 7:02:54 PM     (No. 9922932)

She made the best of a very difficult condition. May she be remembered fondly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 7/13/2014 7:24:46 PM     (No. 9922948)

Amen #1

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sandbar, 7/13/2014 7:50:59 PM     (No. 9922981)

While in Indianapolis, she would come to our Legion post almost every week to play bingo. She always struck me as a sad person but determined to make the best of what life had for her.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/13/2014 9:18:10 PM     (No. 9923043)

Deciding to read this story or not (it was read). The script brought tears. She was a human being who lived, perhaps loved and was loved by few. Normally damsels in distress are beautiful with long blond hair, demur, petite, and needful. Sandy was beautiful inside. What a life she must have had. Perhaps on day a remedy will be found to help those like her. Frankly, tolerance taught by Sandy would not be as hard to swallow as that by some persons who are ´normal´ in other ways. RIP Sandy Allen, RIP

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/13/2014 10:32:03 PM     (No. 9923082)

Really sad story about an exceptional person.
May she have eternal peace.

I went to that movie with a Danish friend in 1976. To this day I don´t like Donald Sutherland.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tianne, 7/14/2014 4:46:30 AM     (No. 9923251)

FTA: “I walk what feels like the entire large cemetery’s paved paths before I find her grave. It’s at a far edge, separated by an unpaved path from all the others. Adjacent to a crumbling old barn and a chain-link fence, it is the loneliest grave.”

May dear Sandra E. Allen forever rest in the soothing and gentle embraces of the holy souls who lovingly welcomed her.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tank, 7/14/2014 9:29:10 AM     (No. 9923505)

...and I want to find out what happened to the baby who´s pee smelled like maple syrup.

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