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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.

reily    

If any one would do this Andy certainly is the only person that I believe could do it and would. He always will be The Man on the Moon.

243 days ago
47.

taz    

Girl needs some rest and meds.

243 days ago
48.

nof    

Comes as no surprise.


I've known all along -


Andy's now a stay-at-home Dad.


Content to make sandwiches/do clerical work.


Plus the girl's cute -


Me I'd wait until after the Holidays.


For the Big-Reveal.


It has to be timed JUST right -


This isn't something where you can just show up all of the sudden -


And say "hey."

243 days ago
49.

john    

cocaine is a hell of a drug

243 days ago
50.

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 -

243 days ago
51.

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!

243 days ago
52.

Robert Liguori    

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

243 days ago
53.

taletattler    

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

243 days ago
54.

WinterIsComing    

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

243 days ago
55.

nof    

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


And we DIDN'T believe her/him?!


God would you trip or what!?

243 days ago
56.

INTHEZONE    

lots of people have faked their death
and been discovered
so there has to be some who have not been discovered. so...
Why couldn;t Andy have faked his death?

243 days ago
57.

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.

243 days ago
58.

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...

243 days ago
59.

nof    

There are no actual close-ups ...


In the John and MacKenzie Phillips sex tape...


But you can TELL it's them...

243 days ago
60.

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.

243 days ago
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