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Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Death: May 16, 1984 (35)
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Lung Cancer)
Place of Burial: Elmont, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stanley L. Kaufman and Janice T. Kaufman
Father of <private> Colonna (Bellu)
Brother of <private> Kaufman and <private> Kerman (Kaufman)

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About Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Pranks and elaborate ruses were major elements of his career. His body of work maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character.

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Andy Kaufman's Timeline

January 17, 1949
New York, NY, United States
May 16, 1984
Age 35
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Elmont, NY, United States