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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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Man arrested for allegedly pranking NBA, NFL coaches

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said they arrested a man accused of pranking at least a dozen NFL and NBA coaches into believing he was offering them contracts.
Jerry Lawler challenges Andy Kaufman to rematch -- if he's alive

Jerry Lawler challenges Andy Kaufman to rematch -- if he's alive

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rumors that Andy Kaufman had cheated death were rampant earlier this week and were they to be true, his former wrestling riva" wants a rematch.
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Andy Kaufman's brother says he was the victim of a hoax

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Michael Kaufman says the woman who announced in New York his brother Andy faked his 1984 death is playing a hoax on the public, as well as him.
Andy Kaufman faked his death, says woman claiming to be his daughter

Andy Kaufman faked his death, says woman claiming to be his daughter

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old woman claiming to be Andy Kaufman's daughter said at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York the performer faked his death from cancer in 1984.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Wrestler Lawler stable after heart attack

MONTREAL, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after suffering a heart attack during a match.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

Short AFI films up for purchase online

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Shorts International has released 16 short films by graduates of the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles for sale at the iTunes Store.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2006 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2005 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International

Will Andy Kaufman return from dead?

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- A friend of Andy Kaufman is trying to find out if the late comic faked his death in 1984.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2004 with 349 to follow.
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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.

Kaufman was born in New York City, on January 17, 1949, the first son of Janice (née Bernstein) and Stanley Kaufman. He grew up in a middle-class Jewish family, in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, and began performing at age nine. He attended the now defunct two-year Grahm Junior College, in Boston, graduating in 1971. He then began performing stand-up comedy at various small clubs along the East Coast.

Kaufman first caught major attention with a character known as Foreign Man, who claimed to be from Caspiar (a fictional island in the Caspian Sea) and would appear on the stage of comedy clubs to play a recording of the theme from "Mighty Mouse" and lip-synch one line—"Here I come to save the day." He would proceed to tell a few jokes and perform a number of impersonations (Archie Bunker, Richard Nixon, et al.). Some variations of this performance were broadcast in the first season of Saturday Night Live; the Mighty Mouse number was featured in the October 11, 1975 premiere, while the joke-telling and Bunker impression were included in the November 8 broadcast that same fall.

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