Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of 10, when her growth skyrocketed. She was a basketball player, singer and circus attraction. Her first public performances were in 1962 at the age of 16. At 18 she received the title of Queen of Height in a contest in Chacrinha. Although her height was often claimed to be 7 feet 4.4 inches (224.8 cm), her real height was probably no more than 7 feet 0 inches.
Tallest person ever to play professional basketball November 17, 2011 Paul (Tiny) Sturgess, standing 7' 8", is not only the tallest Harlem Globetrotter but also the tallest person to ever play professional basketball.
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Manute Bol and Spud Webb, both of the USBL’s Rhode Island Gulls, pose during a June 1985 SI photo shoot. Bol, who died in 2010, would’ve turned 50 today. (Manny Millan/SI) GALLERY: Classic Photos of...
Clifford Marshall Thompson was one of the world's tallest men, and remains the tallest man to ever appear in a Hollywood film. Although born in Rugby, North Dakota, as a child Thompson moved with his parents to Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Wikipedia