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Alan King (comedian)

Alan King (comedian)
King in 1966.
Personal information
Birth nameIrwin Alan Kniberg
Birth dateDecember 26, 1927
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMay 9, 2004(age 76)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathLung Cancer
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, film producer
Years active1955 2004
SpouseJeanette Sprung (1947-2004) (up to his death)

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Alan King (December 26, 1927 May 9, 2004) was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who appeared in a number of movies and television shows. King wrote several books, produced films, and appeared in plays. In later years, he helped many philanthropic causes.

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