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Eugen Sandow (1867–1925)

Sandow was already a great admirer of Greek and Roman statues of gladiators and mythical heroes when his father took him to Italy as a boy. By the time he was 19, he was already performing strongman stunts in side shows. The legendary Florenz Ziegfeld saw the young strongman and hired him for his carnival show. He soon found that the audience was ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1901 Eugene Sandow Inspecting the Damage (Documentary short)
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 1900 Sandow's Herculean Feat (Documentary short)
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 1900 Sandow's Record Lift (Documentary short)
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 1900 Sandow's Roman Horse Lift (Documentary short)
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 1896 Sandow (Short)
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 1896 Sandow No. 2 (Short)
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 1896 Sandow No. 3 (Short)
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 1895 Ringkämpfer (Documentary short)
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 1894 Sandow No. 2 (Documentary short)
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 1894 Sandow No. 3 (Documentary short)
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 1894 Sandow, No. 1 (Documentary short)
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Series documentary)
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 1998 Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (Video documentary)
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 1998 Glorious Technicolor (TV Movie documentary)
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 1994 100 Years at the Movies (TV Movie documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(book; G. Mercer Adam, editor) "Sandow on Physical Training: A Study in the Perfect Type of the Human Form". Reprint of the 1894 edition. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0766165434

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

The Mr. Olympia bodybuilding trophy is named "The Sandow" in his honor. See more »

Trademark:

Classic, Greek God-like physique, with musculature like ancient statues and near perfect, gymnast like muscular control, matched by true strength for a light-heavyweight lifter (180 lbs.).

Star Sign:

Aries

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