|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1890|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1976|
Prolific Entertainer of the 1910s-1940s. He is assumed to record over 6,000 records for almost every record label from 1914 to 1947. He appeared in vaudeville, and worked along with many of the well-noted personalities of his era, including Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Billy Murray, Arthur Fields, Sophie Tucker, and others. Kaufman was a member of the Avon Comedy Four (which also featured the popular radio team of Smith and Dale) until 1918, when he joined Fred Astaire in "The Passing Show Of 1918." He worked frequently in radio in the 1930s, playing "Lazy Dan, The Minstrel Man," "Salty Sam," "Happy Jim Parsons," and doing parts in commercials. His most famous commercial was the Crazy Frenchman for Chateau Martin Wine. He appeared in nightclubs, and even starred in Kurt Weill’s "Street Scene" in 1947, but ended all activities when he had a heart attack in 1949. His last recordings were done in 1974 for a two album set, titled "Reminisce With Irving Kaufman." (bio by: Ryan Barna)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Palm Desert, CA.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ryan Barna
Record added: Sep 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7861650
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