I just saw "Man on the Moon." Was every part of it true, like when he had that neck brace from Jerry Lawler? And was he really slapped on the David Letterman show or was it staged?
#12702. Asked by austin. (Jul 03 01 2:44 PM)
As someone old enough to remember Andy Kaufman in his 'heyday', I can tell you that the majority of events portrayed in 'Man On The Moon' were based on truth. I'm pretty sure the Jerry Lawler stuff happened as in the movie. Was he slapped on the Letterman show? Probably? Was it staged? With him, you never knew. This is all only backed up by my memory but hope it helps.|
Kaufman and Lawler wrestled on April 5, 1982, which resulted in Kaufman seriously |
injuring his cervicle vertebrae. On July 28, 1982, on the David Letterman Show,
Lawler slapped Kaufman out of his chair. Kaufman shouted, cursed and threw coffe
at Sawler, before running out of the studio. The ingury was real, the ruckus at
David Letterman? As Dreamer said, who know's, you will have to decide for yourself.
You can hear the actual event at the same web site that I got this information from.
Depending what kind of system you have, will decide how well you can hear it.
I'm sure there are biographical books out there, that go into far greater detail.
Kaufman himself, was a prolific writer as well. His writings may shed better light
on this as well.
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