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BH Tony Clifton - Got info? (10) RE: Tony Clifton - Got info? 08 May 02


Tony Clifton---the alter ego, as said, of the comic genius Andy Kaufman.

The Clifton character was a creation of Kaufman's great imagination and there were 2 custom made masks made--one for him and one for his friend/mgr Bob Zmusa. You never knew which one was Clifton---then there were those that believed there was a Tony Clifton.

The sad part is that so many people thought that his period of dying was a put-on as was so much of his material. He is gone---and no more milk and cookies after the concert at his house---all those chartered buses taking people there after his Carnegie Hall gig.

A comic genius!!!

Try to read the bio by Zmusa---it really captures the comic genius of Kaufman--better than the film (which I thought was good).

Bill H


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