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Eddie Carmel (1935–1972)

Eddie Carmel's abnormal growth started when he was a teenager. He suffered from acromegaly because of a pituitary gland tumor that was incurable at the time. As an adult, the only work he could find involved exploiting his freakishness. With his best friend, Irwin Sherman, they worked together as stand-up comedians in New York. Carmel starred in a ... See full bio »

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Free Time
Free Time Himself - Interviewee


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7' 6¾" (2.3 m)

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Eddie Carmel is probably best known from the photograph "Jewish Giant At Home With His Parents", by Diane Arbus.


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