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Koo Koo (1880–1960)

"Koo Koo the Bird Girl" was born Minnie Woolsey in Rabun County, Georgia in 1880. She suffered from a rare congenital skeletal disorder called Virchow-Sechel or Harper's syndrome, also known as bird-headed dwarfism or nanocephaly). This syndrome is very rare and is characterized by various physical shortcomings, such as a small head, stunted ... See full bio »


(age 80) in USA

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She was afflicted with Harper's syndrome or Virchow-Seckel syndrome ("bird-headed dwarfism" or nanocephaly). It is an intrauterine form of dwarfism characterized by multiple congenital anomalies. See more »


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