Skip to comments.Andy Kaufman's Brother Says Comedian is Alive, in Love and Has a Daughter
Posted on 11/14/2013 8:05:42 AM PST by Bobalu
He claims the "Taxi" star, who officially died of cancer in 1984, faked his own death "to get away from being Andy Kaufman."
A mysterious woman's claims that she is the daughter of Andy Kaufman have helped to revive long-standing rumors -- fueled in life by Kaufman himself -- that the comedian may have faked his own death.
The far-fetched admission, reported first by The Comic's Comic and Defamer, occurred Monday night at the Andy Kaufman Awards, held annually at the Gotham Comedy Club. The woman was introduced by Michael Kaufman, Andy's brother, who first explained how years ago he'd discovered an essay in which Andy detailed plans to fake his death. Official records state the Taxi star died in 1984 at age 35, of lung cancer. Were he alive today, Kaufman would be 64 years old.
"I witnessed the entire thing and I can tell you without a doubt this was not a prank," says Al Parinello, a lifelong friend of the comedian who produces the awards. Parinello relayed to The Hollywood Reporter how Michael, whom he describes as "accountant-like" in demeanor and not prone to mounting hoaxes, followed instructions in the essay to meet his brother at a specific restaurant on Christmas Eve, 1999.
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If anyone could or would stage such a thing it would be Kaufman.
I never thought he was dead.
My girlfriend was at the coffee and donuts all night act at the Bottom Line back in late 70s
he would literally invite the whole audience to a 24 hour place for breakfast at the end of his act
He has been a professional wrestler in Mexico for the past 20 years billed as “The Man in the Moon” and “Nacho Libre” at different times.
Thank you verry much.
He became Kurt Cobain but fame has a way of finding you.
Or Kaufman’s brother just playing a new game.
Larry the Lobster is still alive.....................
Elvis, before he allegedly died, once said Andy was his favorite himself impersonator.
He is a speech writer in the Obama administration.
Andy Kaufman Does Elvis Presley
I remember seeing the video of Kaufman when he was wrestling. He grabbed the microphone and held up some shoes and toilet paper and yelled at the audience, “I know none of you have ever seen these before!” The man was funny, but he was crazy.
I hear he was the first one to sign up for Obamacare.
(The first time I saw him and my favorite line he did.)
Tim Conway is the same way in some respects. Once he goes off on a tangent there’s nothing left to do but ride it out.
Kaufman was (is?) the king of trolls. Nothing would surpise me.
I thought Jim Carrey’s portrayal of him in “Man On The Moon” was excellent.
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