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Andy Kaufman, American Comedian ( January 17, 1949 - May 16, 1984 )

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Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It's the real performers on the street who can hold people's attention and keep them from walking away.~Andy Kaufman


Walking People Singing

There's no way to describe what I do. It's just me.~Andy Kaufman


Me Way Just

My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn't think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that?~Andy Kaufman


Mother Age Sad

While all the other kids were out playing ball and stuff, I used to stay in my room and imagine that there was a camera in the wall. And I used to really believe that I was putting on a television show and that it was going out to somewhere in the world.~Andy Kaufman


World Believe Television

There's no drama like wrestling.~Andy Kaufman


Drama Wrestling Like

What's real? What's not? That's what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.~Andy Kaufman


Reality People Real

If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it.~Andy Kaufman


People Cards Play

I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut - or get angry from the gut.~Andy Kaufman


Sad People Laugh

When I perform, it's very personal. I'm sharing things I like, inviting the audience into my room.~Andy Kaufman


Personal Audience Like

I never told a joke in my life.~Andy Kaufman


Life My Life Never