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Full Name  Aurelio Tomaini
Height  7 ft 4 in (224 cm)
Cause of death  Pituitary tumor
Children  2 adopted daughters

Nationality  Italian American
Name  Al Tomaini
Occupation  Sideshow performer
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Born  February 25, 1912 (1912-02-25) Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Spouse(s)  Evelyn Jeannie Smith Tomaini (m. 1936–62)
Died  August 30, 1962, Gibsonton, Florida, United States
Parents  Santo Tomaini, Maria Bossone

Board member of  Chamber of commerce

Aurelio "Al" Tomaini (February 25, 1912 - August 30, 1962), was once the world's tallest individual. Tomaini claimed a height of 8 feet, 5½ inches; however, he was really 8 feet, 4 inches.

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Tomaini was the son of Santo Tomaini and Maria Bossone. At the age of 12, he was taller than his father, who stood 6 feet, 3 inches tall. He had a great-grandfather in Italy who was also of abnormal height. His parents consulted a physician who, through the use of X-rays, discovered the cause of his giantism to be an over-active pituitary gland.

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Tomaini was a sideshow performer. He was working in a circus at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland in 1943, when he met his future wife, Jeanie. After eloping from the circus, the couple settled in the circus community of Gibsonton, Florida. There he became active in community affairs. He was owner and operator of Giants Cam lodge and Fish Camp, a TV repair shop, and a tourist trailer court. He weighed 357 pounds and wore size 26 shoes. His death was in 1962.

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