posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 06:49 AM
This is not the usual kind of thing that I bring to ATS. I don't buy into dead celebrities faking their own deaths (Elvis, Howard Hughes, etc). But
I saw this story and thought it is something to take notice of. Personally, I think Mr. Kaufman is long dead. But something close to 50% of people
polled think he may actually be alive. So I thought this would be a good thread for ATS.
Andy Kaufman was born in 1949. He considered himself a 'song and dance' man, but most people saw him as an comedic character actor. He was big into
ruses and pranks. In 1984, he is supposed to have died of Cancer.
TMZ - Did Andy Kaufman Fake His Death?
1. When you look up Andy on the Internet database of record, there is no date of death listed.
2. In 2001, the database shows Andy lived in Cook County, Illinois.
3. There's another address indicating he lived in Westchester County, NY later in 2001.
Andy Kaufman himself said that he would fake his death.
Andy Kaufman Info
During the 1990s, “Tony Clifton” made several appearances at L.A. nightclubs, prompting speculation that perhaps Kaufman was still alive and
working under the makeup. Jim Carrey stated on the NBC special Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman that the person doing the Clifton character was in fact
Bob Zmuda and that the character had been passed on to him by Kaufman while he was still alive. Kaufman’s death certificate is on file with the Los
Angeles County Department of Health Services and is also available on the web site The Smoking Gun.
Some fans believe that Kaufman faked his death. There is a website related to this claim, and, recently “a grainy video has surfaced that purports
to show Kaufman living under an assumed name in Albuquerque, N.M.” The website is registered to a Stephen Maddox of Greenwood, Indiana. Maddox
claims to be Kaufman”s son and that Kaufman and his stepfather exchanged identities, so Kaufman could be relieved of his fame.
In November 2013 at the 9th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC a woman came forward claiming to be Andy Kauffman's daughter.
She said that he is alive and wanted to live a quiet life and raise a family.
I would think that giving this woman a DNA test and matching it to her 'uncle' would prove or disprove her story immediately. If it proves true, then
it proves Kaufman lived past his 'death date'.
Huffington Post - Kaufman is Alive Says His Brother
Huffington Post - Kaufman met with death hoaxer
Andy Kaufman May Be Alive - New Report Suggests
The girl who joined Kaufman's brother onstage also reportedly claimed to be 24 years old. If true, that places her birth date after Kaufman's
official death date. The funnyman is said to have succumbed to lung cancer at Cedars Sinai hospital, on May 16, 1984.
However we have ANDY KAUFMANS DEATH CERTIFICATE
It looks pretty authentic to me. Not that I"m an expert. But it seems there IS a death certificate. I don't know if those can be faked and be in
public like that for so long. I imagine someone like a POTUS could fake official documents rather easily ... but a Hollywood actor back in 1984 ?? I
Anyways, there is some of the info.
Anyone interested can debunk or verify as you wish ...
edit on 11/14/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)