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Was world's oldest ever woman an imposter?


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France’s Jeanne Calment, widely recognized as history’s oldest woman upon her death at age 122, may have actually been a 99-year-old imposter, according to an explosive new theory being pushed by Russian researchers.

According to a paper written by mathematician Nikolay Zak and supported by gerontologist Valery Novoselov, the real Jeanne Calment died in 1934 at the age of 59. The woman who achieved fame as history’s oldest person was actually her daughter Yvonne, who assumed her dead mother’s identity in order to dodge steep French inheritance taxes.

“The phenomenon of Jeanne Calment could … be used as an example of the vulnerability of seemingly well-established facts,” it reads.

Full report: http://starctmag.com/news/historys-oldest-woman-a-fraud-the-real-jeanne-calment-scandal-10641-2019/

At Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/world/worlds-oldest-person-ever-jeanne-calment-may-have-been-a-fraud-researchers-allege

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She did look 122. And if it was the daughter, she too looked 122 going on 132.

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Will the real Jeanne Calment please stand up? (with assistance, obviously)

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2 hours ago, AllPossible said:

I woke up today feeling 122. Does that count?

No, unless you are dead.

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20 hours ago, Eldorado said:

France’s Jeanne Calment, widely recognized as history’s oldest woman upon her death at age 122, may have actually been a 99-year-old imposter, according to an explosive new theory being pushed by Russian researchers.

According to a paper written by mathematician Nikolay Zak and supported by gerontologist Valery Novoselov, the real Jeanne Calment died in 1934 at the age of 59. The woman who achieved fame as history’s oldest person was actually her daughter Yvonne, who assumed her dead mother’s identity in order to dodge steep French inheritance taxes.

“The phenomenon of Jeanne Calment could … be used as an example of the vulnerability of seemingly well-established facts,” it reads.

Full report: http://starctmag.com/news/historys-oldest-woman-a-fraud-the-real-jeanne-calment-scandal-10641-2019/

At Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/world/worlds-oldest-person-ever-jeanne-calment-may-have-been-a-fraud-researchers-allege

Seems logical. 

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You might look up the american actress Corriene Griffth. They made a movie about her father called Papa's Delicate condition.Think that was the  title. It starred Jackie Gleason. At some point, she got invovled in some  sort of court action and denied she was Corriene Griffth.  I'll have to look it up, but it was odd. It might be that this was the woman's daughter poseing as her mom for money.

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On 02/01/2019 at 7:06 PM, HollyDolly said:

You might look up the american actress Corriene Griffth. They made a movie about her father called Papa's Delicate condition.Think that was the  title. It starred Jackie Gleason. At some point, she got invovled in some  sort of court action and denied she was Corriene Griffth.  I'll have to look it up, but it was odd. It might be that this was the woman's daughter poseing as her mom for money.

Thank you!!!

Here it's here...

In 1966, within a few days, she married and divorced her fourth husband, Broadway actor Danny Scholl (Call Me Mister).

Scholl was 45, more than 25 years Griffith's junior. In court she testified that she was not Corinne Griffith.

She claimed that she was the actress's younger (by twenty years) sister who had taken her place upon the famous sister's death. Contradictory testimony by actresses Betty Blythe and Claire Windsor, who had both known her since the 1920s, did not shake her story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinne_Griffith

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You just can't believe old people. I am one and I know.

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