Andy Kaufman Revealed!

Andy Kaufman Revealed!

Best Friend Tells All

Book - 1999
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Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances that crossed the boundaries of comedy, challenging expectations and shocking audiences. Kaufmans death from lung cancer at age 35 (hed never smoked) stunned his fans and the comic community that had come to look to him as its lightning rod and standard bearer. Bob Zmuda, Kaufmans closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man, breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufmans meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death? A movie about Kaufman starring Jim Carrey, directed by Milos Forman, and co-executive produced by author Bob Zmuda and Danny DeVitos Jersey Films, is scheduled for national release in fall 1999.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316681230
0316681237
Branch Call Number: 792/.7028/092/Kaufm/-Z 359401 1
Characteristics: 306 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Hansen, Matthew Scott 1953-

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Aug 16, 2017

The "Opinion from the Critic" is false or at least unproven: " Fifteen years after Kaufman's death from lung cancer at the age of 35," Nobody has been able to conclusively prove that the corpse that was supposedly Andy Kaufman's was in fact Andy Kaufman's. No autopsy or DNA tests were performed to confirm he was the dead person and/or the cause of death. Andy Kaufman is currently pulling off his greatest prank of all time while he performs the part of his greatest character ever: Donald J Trump. Soon all will be revealed. Stay tuned!

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