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Andy Kaufman

Video of Alleged Daughter


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

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.

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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In the case of the little girl Andy Kaufman you ________ the father. Call Maury he will solve this.

312 days ago


kind of a sweet tribute. She is clearly lying. Maybe not as good at the family business. no eye contact. flustered. Just not a pro hoaxer. But a sweet tribute all the same.

312 days ago

Jamey Hunter    

If this is true, which I seriously doubt, does he think anyone cares? I think most people will feel duped by such a stunt. As for the girl, go back to where ever you came from. attention seeker.

312 days ago


Looks as though his "daughter" is an actress named Alexandra Tatarsky:

312 days ago


5150 asap.

312 days ago


Don't care, he was never funny to begin with.

312 days ago


She's a schizophrenic, obviously or part of a stupid joke. His brother was being very kind to her and letting her go up on stage like that, or he was part of the stupid joke. Wouldn't his brother of all people know if Andy died? C'mon people….

312 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

So what? He had a very specific type of comedy. You either loved it or hated it. Either way, it would be completely lost on today's audiences. If he faked his death then let him be "dead" whether he is nor not.

312 days ago


312 days ago


Very sad to say that this is a bust! I actually had hope in this....... You can look this actress up on Facebook under her name Alexandra Tatarsky.

312 days ago


This women IS Andy Kaufman. He had a sex change operation. GENIUS!

312 days ago

The Zombie    

It would be brilliant, sneaky and hilarious... and he was all three. I don't think he's alive, but it would be fecking awesome if he was.

312 days ago


Elvis Presley is still alive. He's been living as an Elvis impersonator for the past 35 years.

312 days ago


I hope its true, he didn't have to do the whole cancer bit. But, I guess he had to pick something, maybe a heart attack would have been better? Hopefully he is alive and well and doing whatever it is he wants to do, its his life...

312 days ago

Jamie Foster    

Why am I seeing proof that this is a hoax and noone isnt. This is her, an actor in ny with her father posted on facebook. Clearly her dad is not andy

312 days ago
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