This is Maurice Tillet who was born in 1903 and died August 4, 1954.
Tillet was a French wrestler with acromegaly known as The French Angel. Tillet was a leading box office draw in the early 1940s and was twice recognized world heavyweight champion by the American Wrestling Association. He spoke 14 languages and was also a poet and actor. He was a perfect example of ‘never judge a book by its cover’ and he was also used as the inspiration for the movie Shrek.