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Thread #28358 Message #351794
Posted By: Branwen23
05-Dec-00 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Andy Kaufman
Subject: RE: Andy Kaufman
I have to agree with you, Rick... Most of Kaufman's performances were a little before my time, but I have seen most of the recorded material that's out there, including the SNL performances, episodes of TAXI, and the Letterman spots. I have also seen several TV bio shows and tributes to Kaufman, and feel that he was a great person and comedian.
He was one of the most unique and innovative comedians of this century, falling into a similar category with Chaplin and Keaton; though the styles are completely different, the determination to be different and to constantly look for new ways to make people laugh, and to make people think, was shared by all three.
I believe that Kaufman's death was a tragic loss.