Was Andy Kaufman Jewish?

Andy Kaufman

Well, to make a long story short, Andy Kaufman was Jewish!

Since Andy Kaufman's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Andy Kaufman (whose full birth name was Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman) was born on January 17, 1949 in New York City. Andy Kaufman passed away on May 16, 1984.

Best known for his work as Latka Gravas on the TV sitcom Taxi, Andy appeared in several TV shows and movies, on Broadway, did a one man show at Carnegie Hall, enjoyed a brief professional wrestling career and performed in concerts nation-wide.

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