Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey 'Andy' Kaufman (January 17, 1949 - May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one.

About Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey 'Andy' Kaufman (January 17, 1949 _ May 16, 1984) 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. His body of work maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected among comedians for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character.

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