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LATKA GRAVAS , PLAYED BY ANDY KAUFMAN

Andy KaufmanLatka is from a faraway communist country somewhere in Europe. It sounds like Latka always is speaking in tongues. Vic Ferrari is Latka's alter ego. Vic is a smooth-talking-man-about-town who speaks perfect English without a hint of an accent. Latka is now married with Simka.

Facts about Andy Kaufman:

  • Born in New York City on January 17, 1949.
  • 2 Golden Globe nominations for Taxi.
  • Performed as a stand-up comedian and wresteled with women through his career.
  • Succumbed to a rare form of lung cancer. He had been sick less than one year and died at the age of 35.
  • R.E.M. wrote a song about him in 1992 called Man on the Moon which is on their album Automatic for the People.
  • Jim Carrey starres as Andy Kaufman in the movie Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman.

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