DIED Before Sandy Allen's record height brought her fame, it was a crippling burden. Spurred by a pituitary tumor, the world's tallest woman grew to 7 ft. 7 in. (2.3 m). As a youngster, she felt isolated from her peers. "My social life is practically nil," Allen wrote to Guinness World Records in 1974. "Perhaps the publicity from your book may brighten my life." It did. In short order, she scored a role in a feature film and her first date. The Indiana native later wrote a book and toured schools and churches, teaching kids that beauty comes in all sizes....

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