Henry Hite

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Henry Hite
Born Henry Marion Mullens
(1915-05-01)May 1, 1915
Atlanta, Georgia
Died May 26, 1978(1978-05-26) (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Corn King Giant
Height 8 ft 2 in (promoted)
7 ft 6¾ in (2.31 m; measured)[1]
Spouse(s) Anita

Henry Hite (May 1, 1915 – May 26, 1978) born Henry Marion Mullens, was an American actor, media personality and spokesperson who was well known in for making personal appearances promoting the Corn King brand (Wilson Certified Meats trade-name)[2] as the "Corn King Giant",[3] and for the occasional movie that would capitalize on his height. Although promoted as "the world's tallest man" at 8 ft 2 in, his actual height was 7 ft 6¾ in (2.31 m).[1]

At age 18, he changed his name to 'Hite' and partnered with 'Lowe' (Roland Picaro), to form a Vaudeville act, later as "Lowe, Hite and Stanley" which included the midget Stanley Ross. Hite's stage career ended in 1962 following the death of Ross.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1937 New Faces of 1937 Giant in "Lowe, Hite and Stanley" act Credited as Hite
1965 Monster A Go-Go Frank Douglas/Monster Considered among the worst films ever made

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tall Man Henry Hite Dead At 63". The Evening Independent. May 29, 1978. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Hite". Toledo Blade. AP. May 30, 1978. p. 16. 
  3. ^ "Corn King Giant To Appear In S.L." The Deseret News. October 19, 1967. 
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