UPDATE: STORY BUSTED! The woman who appeared onstage this week claiming Andy Kaufman was alive–and that she was his daughter–is a New York City actress whose actual father is a Manhattan doctor, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to a source familiar with this week’s Kaufman stunt, Alexander Tatarsky met Michael Kaufman (Andy’s brother) earlier this year while working at a Manhattan gallery exhibiting a collection of Kaufman “ephemera and artifacts” from the comedian’s personal and professional life. Tatarsky was recruited by Michael to play the role of Andy Kaufman’s daughter to continue his legacy.
Andy you son of a bitch, even in death you got us again! Well played.
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