|Born||Henry Marion Mullens
May 1, 1915
|Died||May 26, 1978
Los Angeles, California
|Other names||Corn King Giant|
|Height||8 ft 2 in (promoted)
7 ft 6¾ in (2.31 m; measured)
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) as the "Corn King Giant", 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).
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.
|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|
- Further reading
- Humberd, M.D., Charles D. (September 1938). "Giantism, Report of a Case" (PDF). Southern Medical Journal. Barnard, Missouri. 31 (1): 988. doi:10.1097/00007611-193809000-00006. Retrieved February 18, 2014. — 1938 case study: "H. M. M." [Henry M. Mullens]
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