Short Takes: Dec. 28, 1992


Celebrity Breakdown

IN THE LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE (HE DIED of cancer in 1984), comedian Andy Kaufman developed an inexplicable obsession with professional wrestling. First he satirized the macho sport by wrestling women, crowning himself the Intergender Champion. Then he launched a feud with Memphis, Tennessee, wrestler Jerry Lawler, and things began to get out of hand. He was seriously injured more than once, goaded the "hick" Memphis fans with increasing venom and began to worry even his closest friends. ANDY KAUFMAN: I'M FROM HOLLYWOOD (Shanachie Home Video), an extraordinary account of Kaufman's ring exploits, chronicles what was either...

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