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Andy Kaufman

Video of Alleged Daughter

MY FATHER LIVES

11/14/2013 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Andy Kaufman is still alive and his death in 1984 was a HOAX ... so says a 24-year-old woman who claims to be his daughter ... and here's the thing -- her claim is NOT without some evidence.

It all went down Monday at the 9th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. The event was hosted by Andy’s brother Michael ... and during his closing speech, the unidentified 24-year-old woman approached the stage.

You have to see it for yourself -- but the woman explained Kaufman has secretly been living as a stay-at-home dad with a wife and daughter after faking his own death from cancer 29 years ago.

The story goes that Andy faked his death to escape the spotlight and live in solitude.

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The woman's account dovetails eerily with a story Michael told during the ceremony about a letter he found while going through Andy's stuff -- a letter Andy wrote explaining a plan to fake his death.

As for the evidence, here's what we found:

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.

Speculations and rumors have swirled ever since Kaufman passed that his death was an elaborate hoax -- so while the woman's story is shocking, it's not entirely unbelievable.

As for when Andy plans to reveal himself, the woman said he had considered coming out that night -- but backed out at the last minute.

So we gotta ask ...

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166.

Eleandra    

When asking for a vote, you should give another option: "I don't care!"

306 days ago
167.

bruse willlis    

u all sound jealous that he may have pulled the biggest prank of all time ... hahahaha

306 days ago
168.

K Willis    

It's already been debunked as a hoax, guys: http://defamer.gawker.com/the-girl-claiming-to-be-andy-kaufmans-daughter-is-a-ne-1464436787

306 days ago
169.

Mafal    

there is a date of death on the internet movie data base, i don't know who did the research but he or she needs to check the facts again - Died: May 16, 1984 (age 35) in Los Angeles, California, USA. this is ridiculous.

306 days ago
170.

cheryl    

He lives with Elvis....

306 days ago
171.

more gg    

good one andy I loved your acts 35 years later you still killin it

306 days ago
172.

Eric Kortz    

Balls Deep

306 days ago
173.

Mike    

DNA test on the woman. Case Closed. Interesting you referenced the internet as proof but didn't think to DNA test her.

306 days ago
174.

rockso    

She is NOT the daughter..
But, she did coordinate this stunt with MIchael after meeting him in January 2013 at a NYC gallery exhibition for Andy Kaufman displaying artifacts from his career/life - I suppose that's when this scheme was hatched - Michael needs to Let Go! (She is a NYC based theater actress specializing in absurdist Russian drama/etc..)
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Her REAL NAME:

Alexandra Tatarsky
(Look here: http://truantarts.weebly.com/2/category/alexandra%20tatarsky/1.html)
**You can finder on Facbook too..

Her REAL FATHER is a psychologist:

http://andrewtatarsky.com/site/

306 days ago
175.

joelzwilliams    

I wish TMZ had added a "Who Cares" button next to the vote. This guy is so not relevant it doesn't even matter if he's still alive. I hated his character on Taxi and found his publicity stunts distasteful.

306 days ago
176.

Kristin    

Uh, TMZ... The Smoking Gun posted a copy of the LA County's copy of the Death Certificate in 1999. Sorry, he's clearly dead.

306 days ago
177.

Em    

Um....TMZ...this has already been proven to be a hoax. The Smoking Gun has already put her name out there as an actress from New York and who her real dad is. This is all a big hoax for the upcoming doc about Andy Kaufman in February.

306 days ago
178.

Ryan     

check out snipes.com..this girl is a fake

306 days ago
179.

Lunabella    

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/actress-in-andy-kaufman-hoax-675432#.UoUU8Ejb-UQ.facebook

306 days ago
180.

Christopher Fredrickson    

Ok, Facebook is great for investigating. I found her facebook page and she has a brother on her friends list that may be a good place to start the investigation considering no one in the media can reach her https://www.facebook.com/tatarska/about
And here is the facebook for her father Andrew https://www.facebook.com/CenterForOptimalLiving?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab

306 days ago
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