Thursday, November 14, 2013
KAUFMAN HOAX! KAUFMAN HOAX?
The Smoking Gun revealed the identity of the woman who went on stage at the 9th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards claiming to be Andy Kaufman's daughter. She spoke of Andy and his post-death life. This after Michael Kaufman (Andy's brother) told a story about receiving a letter on Christmas Eve 1999 that was supposedly from Andy, revealing details of his life in hiding. The Smoking Gun claims that Michael Kaufman met the actress at an exhibit featuring memorabilia from Andy's career, and it was at this meeting that Michael hired her to portray Andy's daughter.
This past Thursday Michael Kaufman appeared on CNN to talk about the events of the week. He claims he did not hire the woman, and that he doesn't know anything about what is going on. He feels that there has been a hoax played, but he has no idea who would be behind it. He also talked about the letter from Andy, and he went on to read a bit of it. Here's the video of his appearance:
Who's hoaxing who? I have no idea. I do know, however, that this gives me a good excuse to post a bunch of Andy Kaufman clips. Get into it!