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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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91.

pela    

Same thing with 2pac lol

252 days ago
92.

John    

I understand that Andy is one of the guards holding Jimmy Hoffa in Elvis's basement.

252 days ago
93.

kimlarc    

how about option C. who gives a ****!!!

252 days ago
94.

Shannon Nutt    

That was obviously staged by the people running the event - otherwise, they would have escorted her off stage immediately. Not a very good actress.

252 days ago
95.

Genny    

http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/imagecache/750x970/do***ents/kaufmandeath_0.gif

death certificate

252 days ago
96.

David    

who cares!!!!

252 days ago
97.

Rushmore    

For those of you doing the math on how old she is....to that I say, duh. If he didn't die, and that's what she's claiming, then he would have lived to have her in 1989. So, duh.

But even so, he is dead, and this is an attempt by his brother at making an Andy Kaufman joke. Doesn't work , though.

252 days ago
98.

Gina    

This isn't true. His death is noted on the California Death index on Ancestry.com as being 16 May 1984. However, I didn't see anything under SS Death index. Weird.

252 days ago
99.

barb    

Bob Zmuda would know the truth.

252 days ago
100.

moveover    

Gullible people love a good conspiracy / mystery .... no matter how ridiculous it is. Sheeesh.

252 days ago
101.

yo    

Some claim this is the "daughter" ... it looks like her

Alexandra Tatarsky (Actor)

Alexandra Tatarsky is a theater artist from New York City. She has adapted the absurdist vignettes of Daniil Kharms for the stage and performed in wild rewritings of Hedda Gabbler, The Bacchae and the Yiddish spirit possession love story Dybbuk. She recently wrapped a sold-out Fringe run of her original solo show “Beast of Festive Skin” about alchemists, rappers and other visionaries trapped in Hell and is thrilled to continue her tour of the underworld with Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions.

http://truantarts.weebly.com/2/post/2013/10/alexandra-tatarsky-actor.html

252 days ago
102.

BaadBoy    

This is a disgusting way to promote a movie. He's dead. Andy's brother and whoever that goofy chick is should be ashamed of this stupid charade. He wasn't funny anyways; he was weird.


...TMZ, your participation in this ridiculous stunt is low even for you.

252 days ago
103.

flip    

i googled the actress Alexandra Tatarsky and sure enough she looks very much like this woman claiming to be his daughter. Having said all that though, who's to say she isn't his daughter who just so happens to be an actress using the stage name of Alexandra Tatarsky? Just a thought.

252 days ago
104.

flip    

i googled the actress Alexandra Tatarsky and sure enough she looks very much like this woman claiming to be his daughter. Having said all that though, who's to say she isn't his daughter who just so happens to be an actress using the stage name of Alexandra Tatarsky? Just a thought.

252 days ago
105.

Saywhat!!!!!!    

The 46% that believes he's alive believe in God too.

252 days ago
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