Robin Williams vs Andy Kaufman

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American stand-up comedian
Entertainer
$130 Million
Net worth 2018
Voice Actors
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Chicago
Residence
New York City
United States
Country
United States
21/07/1951
BirthDay
17/01/1949
August 11, 2014
Died On
May 16, 1984
Detroit Country Day School, Redwood High School, Claremont McKenna College
Education
Grahm Junior College, John L. Miller Great Neck North High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2014

He died suddenly in 2014; some of his movies like ‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ and ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ are scheduled for posthumous release

2011

His third marriage was to graphic designer Susan Schneider in 2011

2002

The success of his career continued well into the new millennium where he performed in movies such as ‘One Hour Photo’ (2002), ‘Robots’ (2005), ‘License to Wed’ (2007), and ‘Old Dogs’ (2009)

1997

He was best known for his role as a therapist in the 1997 drama film ‘Good Will Hunting’ which was both a critical and commercial success

1993

Doubtfire’ (1993) in which he pretends to be a woman so that he can be closer to the kids he has with his ex-wife

1989

In 1989, he appeared in the drama film ‘Dead Poets Society’ which was about the story of an English teacher in a conservative academy who inspires his students by teaching them poetry

1987

He portrayed a radio DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service in the 1987 war comedy film, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’, a movie in which his character was loosely based on the life of radio DJ Adrian Cronauer

1984

More roles soon followed and in 1984 he found himself playing the role of Vladimir Ivanoff in the comedy-drama ‘Moscow on the Hudson’ for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

1979

In 1979, he gave a live comedy show at the Copacabana in New York, ‘Reality… What a Concept’ the recording of which won him a Grammy Award

1978

The American sitcom ‘Mork & Mindy’ was first broadcast in 1978 featuring Robin as Mork the Alien from the planet Ork

1977

Even though he had made his big screen debut in 1977 with the comedy movie, ‘Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?’, it wasn’t until 1980 that he got his first big break with ‘Popeye’ in which he played Popeye the Sailor Man

1973

He had a penchant for acting from a young age and won a full scholarship to attend the esteemed Juilliard School in New York City in 1973

1970

He began his career performing stand up comedy shows during the 1970s

1969

As a teenager he attended Redwood High School from where he graduated in 1969

1999

His biographies, titled ‘Andy Kaufman Revealed! Best Friend Tells All by Zmuda’ and ‘Life in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman by Bill Zehme’, were published in 1999

1992

Adopted by another couple, his daughter Maria Bellu-Colonna later found out about her biological parents, and in 1992, she started a search for them and was reunited with her mother and relatives

1983

In the 1983 parody ‘My Breakfast with Blassie’, Johnny Legend directed Kaufman and Freddie Blassie, the famous wrestling villain

1982

He even staged a brawl on the ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ show, in 1982

1981

He starred in three episodes of the 1981 ‘ABC’ channel show, ‘Fridays’

1979

In the April of 1979, at the beginning of a show, he introduced the audience to his grandmother whom he had invited for his show

1978

The act became so popular that the ‘American Broadcasting Company’ approached Andy for the role of Latka Gravas in the 1978 sitcom titled ‘Taxi’

1975

In 1975, Andy auditioned for the comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’, as per the suggestion of television executive Dick Ebersol

1971

Andy started his career as a stand-up comedian in various night clubs of Long Island, after graduating in 1971

1970

All of Kauffman’s performances were hilarious and unique, but the character of Foreign Man which later inspired the character of Latka Gravas in the 1970s sitcom ‘Taxi’, is undeniably his best act

1967

Andy attended the army recruitment camp, during the Vietnam War, after completing high school in 1967, but he was denied enlistment because of his poor performance in the psychological test

1956

He started his primary education at the ‘Saddle Rock Elementary’, but was later transferred to ‘Baker Hill Elementary school’, in 1956

1949

Andy, the first child of Janice Bernstein and Stanley Kaufman, was born on January 17th, 1949, in New York and raised in the posh locality of Great Neck, Long Island

1000

He proclaimed himself as the champion of inter-gender wrestling and offered prize money of $1000 to the woman contender who could defeat him