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General Information

Name:  Bob Zmuda  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: December 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois


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Born in Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Zmuda is an American writer, comedian, producer and director best known as the sidekick, co-writer and friend of cult personality Andy Kaufman. In 1986, Zmuda founded the American version of,(the Emmy and ACE award-winning) Comic Relief an annual event that raises money to help the homeless in the United States.

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Titles At Your Library

Andy Kaufman Revealed!: Best Friend Tells All
ISBN: 0316610984

Back Bay Books. 2001

With a movie about Kaufman already out, this is his manager and friend Zmuda's recollection of the late comedian. Best remembered as English-challenged immigrant Latka Gravas on the '70s sitcom "Taxi", Kaufman also appeared regularly on "Saturday Night Live", did stand-up, and wrestled women. Photos.


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