• Short Summary

    In the United States, 19-year-old Sandy Allen of Shelbyville, Indiana, claimed on Wednesday (9 October) she has been recognised as the world's tallest woman.

  • Description

    In the United States, 19-year-old Sandy Allen of Shelbyville, Indiana, claimed on Wednesday (9 October) she has been recognised as the world's tallest woman. She is now seven feet, five and five-sixteenths inches (two metres 26.89 cms) tall making her five-sixteenths of an inch taller than a woman from the Bihar State of India.

    Miss Allen said she wrote to the compilers of the Guiness Book of World Records in London claiming that, at seven feet five inches, she was the world's tallest woman.

    But the book officials said she was not the tallest, she only tied with a woman in India, and asked for a doctors certification of her height. Doctors then found she had grown another five-sixteenths of an inch and is now the record holder.

    Miss Allen said her height posed considerable problems. She needed some six yards of material for a dress, her shoes were size 16 and the doorways at her home have had to be made higher so she can pass through. And being the world's tallest girl, she can't find a man tall enough to date her.

    This film is accompanied by a commentary and an interview with Miss Allen by TVN reporter, Kim Beech.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LYBGZCTBV0HB0ZOCA6JGOW1L
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LYBGZCTBV0HB0ZOCA6JGOW1L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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