Andy Kaufman Revealed!: Best Friend Tells All (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jan 4, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances that crossed the boundaries of comedy, challenging expectations and shocking audiences. Kaufman's death from lung cancer at age 35 (he'd never smoked) stunned his fans and the comic community that had come to look to him as its lightning rod and standard bearer.

Bob Zmuda -- Kaufman's closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man -- breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufman's meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death?
  

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Review: Andy Kaufman Revealed!: Best Friend Tells All

User Review  - Raina - Goodreads

This made me laugh out loud several times, and most of the others I was smiling like an idiot. I've always loved Andy, so reading about him in further detail was truly fascinating and entertaining as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zmuda - Goodreads

This is a hilarious book on Andy Kaufman with too much emphasis on Bob Zmuda! Bob's personal stories may be funny, but they're not really relevant. I bought this book to read about Kaufman, not Zmuda ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication Epigraph Prologue
Opening
A Foreign
A Guy Named Tony
Go West Young
Stuck in a Taxi
Hijinks
Clifton Unchained
Smoke and Mirrors
On a Roll
Tony and
Is This for Real?
Over the Cliff
Closing
Out of the Ashes
Epilogue Acknowledgments

Mustang Sally

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About the author (2000)

Bob Zmuda was Andy Kaufman's creative producer, writer, straight man, & closest friend. He is the Emmy & ACE Award-winning creator & Executive Producer of HBO's "Comic Relief" telecasts, hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, & Robin Williams. He was coexecutive producer of the Andy Kaufman biopic, "Man on the Moon", directed by Milos Forman & starring Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, & Courtney Love.

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