Actress does nice ‘Andy Kaufman is alive’ hoax

NBC/NBCU Photo BankDanny DeVito as Louie De Palma

NBC/NBCU Photo BankDanny DeVito as Louie De Palma

For a brief moment, it seemed as though comedian Andy Kaufman could be alive, and that he did fake his own death — a rumor that has been swirling since he died of cancer in 1984.

A woman who claimed to be his 24-year-old daughter – who strikingly resembles Kaufman – appeared at the Andy Kaufman Awards in New York, with Kaufman’s brother Michael in tow. She said her father was alive, living the private life he always wanted.

But Defamer reports the woman is New York actress Alexandra Tatarsky, who pulled off a good hoax — a fitting tribute to a man who was a master at the game. Thank you vetty much.Alexandra TatarskyAndy KaufmanFeaturesGossip

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Scooter companies have expanded their distribution in neighborhoods such as the Richmond and Sunset districts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA board signs off on changes to scooter permit program

Companies will gete longer permits, but higher stakes

A health care worker receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
City sets ambitious goal to vaccinate residents by June

Limited supply slows distribution of doses as health officials seek to expand access

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
Joe Biden issues call for ‘unity’ amidst extreme partisan rancor

‘I will be a president for all Americans,’ he says in inauguration speech

MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

The charismatic Adarsh Gourav, left, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas star in “The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of the novel by Aravind Adiga.<ins> (Courtesy Netflix)</ins>
‘White Tiger’ takes in-depth look at India’s caste system

‘Identifying Features’ depicts human effects of Mexico’s drug wars

Most Read