Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Born: January 17, 1949

Died: May 16, 1984

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian, actor

Biography: Andrew Geoffrey Andy Kaufman was an 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. Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career.

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