Andy Kaufman and Adoption

Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas


1949 - 1984


Although known and recognized for his eccentric personality, love for performing, and his role as the foreign auto mechanic, Latka Gravas, in the television show Taxi, Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman never considered himself a comedian. Kaufman seldom broke character, and it often made people wonder who he really was.

In high school, Kaufman and his girlfriend had a baby out of wedlock that they placed for adoption.