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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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46.

john    

cocaine is a hell of a drug

257 days ago
47.

nof    

Milos Forman was in on this, by the way.


Knew all about it - and since the initial hoax.


It was Milos who actually suggested it.


Saying over Pilsner beer:


"If you're dead I can direct a movie about you."


The Czechs are very, very good about keeping secrets -

257 days ago
48.

nof    

Interestingly I've done the complete OPPOSITE.


Have been DEAD all of these years...


Yet managed to have FAKED my whole life.


People actually BELIEVE that I'm living!

257 days ago
49.

Robert Liguori    

http://andykaufman.jvlnet.com/death.htm

257 days ago
50.

taletattler    

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20105429,00.html

257 days ago
51.

WinterIsComing    

According to the Huffington Post his brother is also confirming he's alive.

257 days ago
52.

nof    

Wouldn't it be weird if SHE was Andy Kaufman?


And we DIDN'T believe her/him?!


God would you trip or what!?

257 days ago
53.

nof    

Reminds me the John and MacKenzie Phillips sex take will be released next Tuesday.


Only 12 billion have been ordered.


By disgusted people all over the World.

257 days ago
54.

Lou78Jr    

I am in the middle of this one, I just do not know, I feel he was to recognizable to just blend in like a common joe but anything is possible. Just not sure on this one folks...

257 days ago
55.

nof    

There are no actual close-ups ...


In the John and MacKenzie Phillips sex tape...


But you can TELL it's them...

257 days ago
56.

mikefield_77    

Andy Kaufman created Barney, it was his life long desire to have a children's show. He faked his death to "kill" the Andy Kaufman everybody knew and went on to create Barney, the purple dinosaur. He retired and has been living a quiet life.

257 days ago
57.

Anon    

If he is alive, he should have made an appearance last December when half of the population was waiting for the world to come to an end.

257 days ago
58.

arforama    

I have some ocean front property in Nebraska if you believe this crap.

257 days ago
59.

duh    

The woman's real name is Alexandra Tatarsky. She is an actress living in NYC.

257 days ago
60.

duh    

The woman's real name is Alexandra Tatarsky. She is an actress living in NYC.

257 days ago
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