Andy Kaufman (1949-1984)

Stormy Justice (undated)

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career. His act maintained a steady cult following, and he continues to be greatly respected among comedians for both his original material and unflinching commitment to character.-- Wikipedia