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Andy Kaufman
Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman is an American comedian, performer and wrestler. Although commonly referred to as a comedian, Kaufman prefers to describe himself rather than as a "singer and dancer". He is sometimes referred to as a “dissident actor”. He doesn't like telling jokes and participating in comedies like the traditional way of thinking, once said in a rare indoor interview: "I'm not a comic book enthusiast, I've never told a story. Laugh .... The promise of the comedian is that he will go out there and make you laugh at him ... My only promise is that I will try to entertain you as best I can. "After working in small comedy clubs in the early 1970s, Kaufman gained the attention of more audiences in 1975, when he was invited to perform part of his play during the season one. Saturday Night Live Character His Foreign Man was the cornerstone of his performance as Latka Gravas in the hit television series Taxi from 1978 to 1983 .
BornAndrew Geoffrey Kaufman, January 17, 1949, New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 16, 1984, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeBeth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, performance artist
Years active1971–1984
Known forLatka Gravas/Vic Ferrari in Taxi (1978–1983), Tony Clifton, Foreign Man, Elvis Presley impersonation, wrestling
StyleAnti-humor, cringe humor, character comedy, surreal comedy, improvisational comedy
Partner(s)Lynne Margulies (1982–1984)

About Andy Kaufman

Comedian Andy Kaufman was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 17, 1949. He dies at the age of 35, on May 16, 1984.

Eccentric TV comic and performance artist whose pranks and Saturday Night Live routine earned him a cult following. From 1978 through 1983, he played Latka Gravas, a foreigner on the hit sitcom Taxi.

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Andy Kaufman before becoming famous

Andy Kaufman was born in the Zodiac sign Capricorn (The Sea-Goat), and 1949 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Ox (牛).

He used to hide himself in his room and watch comedy shows for hours at a time when he was a kid. He would often play a tape of the Mighty Mouse cartoon show's theme and lip-sync simply the chorus when he first started performing professionally. In 1975, he did this routine on the inaugural episode of Saturday Night Live.

Achievement of Andy Kaufman

For much of his later career he and friend, Comedian Bob Zmuda would take turns dressing up as sleazy lounge singer, Tony Clifton, to offend and fool strangers.

Andy Kaufman's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Maria Bellu-Colonna, his daughter, was born out of wedlock in 1969 and placed for adoption by her 17-year-old mother. He died of a rare type of lung cancer after never marrying.

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In the 1970s, he pretended to be a foreign and inept comic to prepare up for his remarkable Rock Singer Elvis Presley impersonation.

Andy Kaufman Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Andy Kaufman updated on March 20 2023.