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Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 05/23/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT by Perdogg

Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years after comedian's sudden 'death'

In a tale no different from the likes of Elvis Presley sightings or Bigfoot, late comedy entertainer Andy Kaufman is said to be alive and living well in New Mexico.

Kaufman, whose abrupt cancer death in May of 1984 left fans, friends and foes alike wondering if it were all an act even at his funeral, would be 64-years old if alive today. For some, mysterious photos taken of a grey-haired man in Albuquerque suggest he

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1 posted on 05/23/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?”


2 posted on 05/23/2013 6:28:40 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows; DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


3 posted on 05/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Paladin2

WOW. Has it really been 27 years since he passed?! Sure doesn’t seem like it...


4 posted on 05/23/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Paladin2

“Here I come to save the day”!


5 posted on 05/23/2013 6:30:37 AM PDT by coldbluesteel
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To: Perdogg

The rise of Zombie Kaufman.
All shall tremble in his wake.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Perdogg

Andy Kaufman has fans?


7 posted on 05/23/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: jsanders2001

29 years actually. He died in 1984.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 6:34:14 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I found very little if anything funny about him


9 posted on 05/23/2013 6:37:58 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Hoodat

yes! both of them noticed this


10 posted on 05/23/2013 6:38:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Perdogg

I never cared for Andy Kaufman’s style of humor (if you could call it that.) I will say this, however: I thought Jim Carrey did a brilliant job portraying Andy Kaufman in the movie “Man On The Moon.”


11 posted on 05/23/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Mr. K; Hoodat

He has a strong cult following. Especially among other comedians.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 6:40:16 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Perdogg

The thing that makes this different than Elvis sightings is that Kaufmann was notorious for playing tricks on his audiences. In a way, it’s very believable that he could have faked his own death, but part of me wonders just how long he’d carry out the “joke” before revealing it was all an act.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: Hoodat

“Andy Kaufman has fans?”

Yes, some 12 volt and some 120 volt - DC and AC respectively...


14 posted on 05/23/2013 6:43:07 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Perdogg

He died from a Jerry Lawler pile driver.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 6:43:39 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: al baby

it would be the funniest thing he ever did if he were to suddenly re-appear and say “I thought i was dead too, it turns out I was just in Albuquerque”


16 posted on 05/23/2013 6:46:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: kevkrom
Back when both were undeniably alive, someone asked Elvis who his fave Elvis impersonator was. Elvis answered Andy Kaufman. It's only fitting that Andy has "still alive" rumors circulating as well.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 6:47:03 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Perdogg

That whole Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler thing was weird.

18 posted on 05/23/2013 6:47:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sybeck1

Which shows you he wasn’t/isn’t very smart. Kind of like sticking your head into a lion’s mouth when he hasn’t eating in a very long time. There are going to be consequences.


19 posted on 05/23/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Perdogg

I always believed it was a stunt. We’ll see. Coincidentally, I happened to be in NM when his “death” was announced, FWIW (not much!)


20 posted on 05/23/2013 6:53:59 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Portcall24

Post #15 was joking, he died of cancer.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 6:54:32 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: GreenHornet

I don’t care for either Kaufman or Carrey.


22 posted on 05/23/2013 6:55:47 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Perdogg

23 posted on 05/23/2013 6:56:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: clintonh8r

Some of his friends said at his service that this better not be one of his practical jokes like the elaborate wrestling one.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 6:56:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Perdogg; al baby

Latka Gravis is alive?

Not roll-on-the-floor funny but an enduring character that so well fits the NY experience.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Perdogg

Pretty sure Simka and the kids miss Latka....


26 posted on 05/23/2013 6:58:52 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Perdogg

Back in the day I was a waiter at the famous Carnegie Deli in NYC. He was there one night with a party of 8 and just sat at the end of the table staring straight ahead through the entire meal. He did not eat or say a word to anyone all night. Very strange guy.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 6:59:02 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: kevkrom

15 years or so ago I read a book that made the case that Elvis is alive. It had all sorts of reasons, facts, and tidbits... And it really was quite convincing.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 6:59:41 AM PDT by golux
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To: Hoodat
Andy Kaufman has fans?

"Ibi Da!"

29 posted on 05/23/2013 6:59:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd
That whole Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler thing was weird.

That whole Andy Kaufman/[insert anything here] thing was weird.

30 posted on 05/23/2013 7:00:15 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: Paladin2

yeah, yeah, yeah...


31 posted on 05/23/2013 7:00:47 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Perdogg

Wow, uncanny. /S

32 posted on 05/23/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

33 posted on 05/23/2013 7:22:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

The guy got up and lip synced the Mighty Mouse song on the hottest new show on TV. I’ll bet you he made a fortune out of pulling television’s chain.


34 posted on 05/23/2013 7:29:44 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gettin Betta

Steve Allen, in a book about young comedians, made the comment that you could look into Andy Kaufman’s eyes and “not know who was driving.”


35 posted on 05/23/2013 7:50:21 AM PDT by mak5
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To: bgill
I don’t care for either Kaufman or Carrey.

Neither do I, but for what it was, I have to give Carrey credit for the job he did in the movie.

36 posted on 05/23/2013 8:00:10 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Perdogg

I think it would be the height of hilarity, if Kaufman really DID fake his death, and resurfaced after three decades.

“Hey everybody, it’s me, Andy Kaufman! It was all a joke!”

And the masses reply, “Andy Who?”


37 posted on 05/23/2013 8:06:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Perdogg

Here he comes to save the day.


38 posted on 05/23/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Responsibility2nd
That whole Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler thing was weird.

I remember watching 'Late Night' when Kaufmann and Lawler were on - Letterman seemed genuinely uncomfortable at the hostility between the two, apparently he wasn't in on the joke. And Kaufmann's last appearance on the 'Friday's TV show - Larry David looked sincerely pissed off.
39 posted on 05/23/2013 8:24:39 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Perdogg

Tony Cliffton is still singing?


40 posted on 05/23/2013 10:05:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No tag line this week.)
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To: Hoodat

Yeah, most of us are kind of odd.


41 posted on 05/23/2013 10:10:16 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

I thought he got killed by a wrassler or such? Anyways, who cares. My cat died 20 years ago, (I think).


42 posted on 05/23/2013 10:12:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Portcall24

You do know that Lawler was in on the whole thing right. He thought it was hilarious, and great promoting for wrestling which was still very regional at he time. Really you have to wonder how much of the success of the WWF/E came about because of that gag which made wrestling national for months.


43 posted on 05/23/2013 10:19:38 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

I’m a big Kaufman fan. He was hilarious.

Just thinking about his Mighty Mouse routine makes me smile.

Saw him in concert at the University of South Florida in October, 1978. He did his Elvis — which was a fantastic impression. Finished the evening by wrestling several women.

I hope he’s still alive.


44 posted on 05/23/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; GSP.FAN; NFHale

ping


45 posted on 05/23/2013 11:45:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I watched my 3 or 4 Kaufmann movies in a single afternoon, and was amazed that my girlfriend quietly sat through them all, I think he was more of a guy thing though.


46 posted on 05/23/2013 12:58:15 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Perdogg

Andy Kaufman was a funny guy whose stage acts were mostly not very funny. Jose Jimenez would get him blackballed today.


47 posted on 05/23/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

Everyone knows Kaufman is still alive going by the name “Rob Reiner”, having murdered and replaced the original.


48 posted on 05/26/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Was on the Tonight Show. Dick Clark revealed that there were only two Elvis impersonators Elvis liked or could stand, Jay Leno and Andy Kaufman. Jay was impressed.

My of my favorite TV moments was on the Dick Van Dyke variety show. Andy Kaufman lost a Fonzie look alike contest to Joe Frazier.

49 posted on 05/26/2013 5:22:24 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Thank you!


50 posted on 05/28/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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