Andy Kaufman Doing “The Elvis Presley”

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I have always enjoyed the impersonation of Elvis by Andy Kaufman and always felt his act really came from the heart. It turns out Andy admired Elvis from when he was a child.

Legend has it that he traveled to Las Vegas in 1969 (age 20) and hid out in a closet until Elvis and the guys came through. He told Elvis how he wanted to become famous like him and hoped to do so in the next two years. Elvis put his hand on Andy’s shoulder and said “I believe you will”.

It is little stories like this that make all us Elvis fans just a little more prouder…. Kevin

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