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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2004 -- Twenty years ago, on May 16, 1984, most of the world believed that we had lost a comedic legend forever. This has turned out to be what will inevitably be known as the greatest comic prank ever conceived. Andy Kaufman, by all accounts, is alive and well at age 55 and is now living in New York City on the upper west side.</td>
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is this a joke? has anyone read anything else on it ?<br><br>
...nuts!
 

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That is completely bizarre. I mean, if it was true, that would be the cruelest thing I could think of to do to one's own family. Gotta be a hoax - right?
 

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He let his <i>mother</i> think that he was dead for 20 years? If this is true someone should knock him upside the head with a blunt object.<br><br>
Still, amazing that he pulled it off, assuming it's true. I'm still not ready to believe this entirely.<br><br>
Dang. Wow.
 

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It's a press release sent in to a reputable news source.<br><br>
So because it's printed by a reputable news source, it seems true.<br><br>
Maybe so, maybe not....... I doubt it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
in the immortal words of keanu reeves: whoa.
 

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From "his" blog:<br><br><i>I don't know how the press release people got the name Ernst & Young, but that's not the auditor we used to do the DNA testing. They are much too reputable to get involved in this kind of sordid task, much akin to parenthood testing.<br><br>
Also, it wasn't ABC News that interviewed me. It was some British entertainment mag -- apparently I'm huge over there.</i><br><br>
It's a hoax. His first "public appearance" was as one of his famous characters, which any man who looked somewhat like Andy Kaufman could do. I'm afraid Andy Kaufman's fans have been bitten by the same bug that convinces people that Elvis is still alive!
 

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i googled it, and i saw one recent story that said he was alive. i opened it, and it said that it "has been placed on 'Dispute Hold'."<br><br>
interesting!
 

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WHO CARES???<br><br>
That guy was weird!<br><br>
He did a couple of shows at my university years ago when I was a student. I was involved in the Drama department, so we were tagged to work backstage and help with all the technical aspects of the performances (lights, sound, etc.). To a college student, extra pay is GOOD!<br><br>
Kaufman couldn't keep his hands off the gals working backstage. I mean, breast and bottom grabbing and saying obscene things to them. A couple of the girls actually slapped him, and one boyfriend nearly decked him because of it. He was doing his "Elvis" routine, and singing a romantic song and pointed to a gal in the audience. When she came up to the edge of the stage, he would kiss her, but then stick his tongue in as far as he could. The women did NOT look thrilled with THAT kind of "showmanship." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
I never really "got" his type of humor. I just don't think he was all that talented.
 

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in the immortal words of keanu reeves: whoa.</div>
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yikes... and weird. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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So is it true or isn't it? It seems like if is was true, it would be getting a whole helleva lot more press.
 

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False.<br><br><a href="http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/kaufman.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/kaufman.asp</a>
 

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Thanks, Mothra! I was just going to post that link.<br><br><br>
I didn't care for the man when he was alive. . . (except for his original character on Taxi) I was scared that it was true that he was still alive!!
 
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