Comic genius who claimed to have never told a joke in his life. Probably most known for his role on Taxi, his Mighty Mouse performance, and his alter ego Tony Clifton.
Some people believe that Andy faked his own death and is still alive today.
"Wasn't Andy Kaufman amazing?"
Also known as Tony Clifton, Andy Kaufman is the most underrated guy on this Earth. He played in the show Taxi and was on Saturday Night Live. People wonder if he is still alive, in Tony Clifton (figuratively, not literally), but that remains to be seen.
"Tank you veddy much"
"I have lung cancer." :-D
~ Andy Kaufman
Andy Kaufman is a famous performer and illusionist who pretended to have lung cancer and die in 1984. He told at least 5 people of his plan to fake his death only 2 short years before he died at age 35 of lung cancer despite not smoking, drinking or using drugs.
No one believed he was really sick and many believe he's alive today. He was obsessed with the "Elvis Lives" concept and decided to try it himself after talking with hoaxer Alan Abel, who successfully faked his death and had his obituary published in the NY Times. He can be found on Twitter, Myspace and Facebook under various names and was the subject of the 1999 film, "Man on the Moon" starring Jim Carrey and the R.E.M. song of the same name.