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Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman
January 17, 1949
|Died||May 16, 1984
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Resting place||Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York|
|Alma mater||Grahm Junior College|
|Occupation||Actor, entertainer, singer, comedian|
|Home town||Great Neck, Long Island, New York|
|Television||Latka Gravas in Taxi (1978–1983)|
Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, comedian, actor, and singer. Kaufman was known for his role as Latka Gravas in the comedy television series Taxi and for creating Tony Clifton, a fictional character.
Kaufman allegedly told many people—including Bob Zmuda—that he wished to fake his own death. This had caused some fans to believe Kaufman was still alive when he died. Kaufman himself said that if he were to fake his death, he would return 20 years later, which would have been in 2004. Many of Kaufman's fans saw a picture that looks similar to that of Andy.
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