Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001584251: ANDY KAUFMAN

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Extremely rare vintage inscribed black ballpoint pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan book page, acquired in-person in the 1970s. In good condition, with a small crinkle in the upper area, not touching the autograph itself, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Sometimes referred to as comedy's leading dadaist, Andy Kaufman took stand-up and performance art to the edges of irrationality, and blurred the dividing line between reality and imagination. After successful turns on T.V.'s "Saturday Night Live" (1975-1982) and "Taxi" (1978-1983); a brief wrestling career; a hit one-man show at Carnegie Hall; and years of masquerading as ultra-uncouth alter ego Tony Clifton, the eccentric actor died tragically of lung cancer at the age of 35. Or did he?