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Alan King is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 26 december 1927 at New York City (USA)

Alan King

Alan King
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Birth name Irwin Alan Kinberg
Nationality USA
Birth 26 december 1927 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 may 2004 (at 76 years) at New York City (USA)

Alan King (born Irwin Alan Kinberg; 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.

Biography

Throughout his life, King was deeply involved in charity work. He founded the Alan King Medical Center in Jerusalem, raised funds for the Nassau Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children (near his home in Kings Point, New York), and established a chair in dramatic arts at Brandeis University. He also created the Laugh Well program, which sends comedians to hospitals to perform for patients. In the 1970s, King turned his passion for tennis into a pro tournament at Caesars Palace Las Vegas called the Alan King Tennis Classic, which was carried on national TV by the TVS Television Network. He also started the Toyota Comedy Festival. He was survived by his wife -- appropriately a theme of one his most famous routines -- Jeanette Sprung, whom he married in 1947, and their three children.


Death
King, who smoked cigars (a fact that came up in his routines from time to time), died at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on May 9, 2004, from lung cancer. He was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens. The movie Christmas With The Kranks was dedicated to his memory at the end of the credits before the 1492 Pictures logo. He is also referenced in the end credits of Rush Hour 3.

Best films

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Alan King (28 films)

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Actor

Inside I'm Dancing, 1h44
Directed by Damien O'Donnell
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King, Brenda Fricker, Gerard McSorley
Roles Tommy
Rating78% 3.947093.947093.947093.947093.94709
Michael Connolly is a 24-year-old with cerebral palsy who is a long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled run by the formidable Eileen. His life, mundane and schedule-driven by the institution's authorities, is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, suddenly moves in. Michael is stunned to discover that fast talking Rory, prone to lewd and/or overt jokes at unpredictable intervals, and who can move only his right hand, can understand his almost unintelligible speech. Rory's dynamic and rebellious nature soon sparks a flame in Michael, introducing him to the wider world outside of Carrigmore.
Mind the Gap, 2h14
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Alan King, Elizabeth Reaser, John Heard, Eric Schaeffer, Kim Raver, Yolonda Ross
Roles Herb Schweitzer
Rating70% 3.542443.542443.542443.542443.54244
Five New Yorkers come to terms with the bitter-sweet reality of life in this collection of intertwined stories. Single dad Sam (Eric Schaeffer) struggles to raise his son; elderly Herb (Alan King) honors a deceased friend with a perilous act; musician Jody (Jill Sobule) worries what heartache will do to her pacemaker; free-spirited Malissa (Elizabeth Reaser) cares for her sick mother; and John (Charles Parnell) reels from his failed marriage.
Sunshine State, 2h21
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Alan King, Cullen Douglas, Clifton James, James McDaniel
Roles Murray Silver
Rating68% 3.44753.44753.44753.44753.4475
As the primarily white town of Delrona Beach, Florida is preparing for its annual festival, one of the parade floats is set afire. A young black boy named Terrell is found guilty of the deed, and he is sentenced to community service with a local community theater. An orphan, Terrell is in the care of an elderly relative, Eunice Stokes, who lives in the neighboring, primarily black community of Lincoln Beach.
Rush Hour 2, 1h30
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin
Roles Steve Reign
Rating65% 3.299473.299473.299473.299473.29947
Four days after the events of the first film, detective James Carter is on vacation in Hong Kong, visiting his friend, Hong Kong Police Force Chief Inspector Lee, as he was sent along with Lee in saving the life of the Chinese counsel's daughter in Los Angeles. The fun is put on hold when a bomb explodes at the United States Consulate General, killing two undercover U.S. custom agents inside. Inspector Lee is assigned to the case, which becomes personal when it is discovered that it somehow involves Ricky Tan, his late police officer father's former partner. Tan, who was suspected of having a role in Lee's father's death - though the connection was never proven - is now a leader of the Triads. This, however, causes a rift between Lee and Carter, the later who simply wants to enjoy his vacation and not get into any danger.
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Thurl Ravenscroft, Roger Kabler, Timothy Stack, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Lloyd, Chris Young
Roles Supreme Commander
Rating58% 2.901232.901232.901232.901232.90123
Rob and Chris have a son named Robbie. At first the appliances all think that they will pay more attention to him but later get used to him ("I See A New You"). Later, the Hearing Aid, who was left in a drawer in their new house from the previous owner gets out of the drawer and passes everyone who is asleep. Toaster then sees him and follows him up to the attic. Toaster gets very suspicious about him when he was talking to someone in space.
Casino
Casino (1995)
, 2h58
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Transport films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Frank Vincent, Pasquale Cajano
Roles Andy Stone
Rating81% 4.099094.099094.099094.099094.09909
In 1973, Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) is a sports handicapper and Mafia associate who is sent to Las Vegas to run the Teamsters Union-funded Tangiers Casino on behalf of the Chicago Outfit. He hires old friend Billy Sherbert (Don Rickles) as his manager. In between, Ace and his friend, mob enforcer and caporegime Nicholas "Nicky" Santoro (Joe Pesci), narrate how the mob bosses control the Teamsters Union, which gives out money for casinos that they own, such as The Tangiers, and how they also drive off rival crews and get rid of cheaters. Ace becomes the Tangiers' de facto boss by taking advantage of lax gaming laws allowing him to work at the casino while his gaming license is still pending. He doubles the casino's profits, which are skimmed by the Mob before the records are reported to income tax agencies. The bosses are impressed with Ace's work and send Nicky to protect Ace and the whole business, along with Nicky's brother Dominick, Nicky's friend and subordinate Frank Marino (Frank Vincent), and the rest of Nicky's soldiers in his crew. Nicky, however, becomes more of a liability than an asset; his criminal activities- which he makes nearly no effort to conceal- and his violent and vicious temper quickly gets him banned by the gaming board from every casino, and his name is placed in the Black Book. In retaliation, Nicky gathers his own crew, opens a jewelry store and restaurant, begins running unsanctioned shakedowns and burglaries, and soon after is considered the mob boss of Vegas.
Under the Gun, 1h30
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Richard Norton, Kathy Long, Jane Badler, Alan King
Roles Carl Carobelli
Rating55% 2.770632.770632.770632.770632.77063
Frank Torrance is a former ice hockey star turned night club owner who wants to sell out and catch the next plane out of town but is heavily in debt.
Night and the City, 1h45
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Eli Wallach, Cliff Gorman, Jack Warden
Roles Ira 'Boom Boom' Grossman
Rating58% 2.900432.900432.900432.900432.90043
Harry Fabian (De Niro) is a fast-talking, two-bit New York lawyer who hangs out at a bar called Boxers, owned by Phil (Gorman) and his wife Helen (Lange). Harry has been having an affair with Helen, who dreams of setting up her own bar and leaving Phil. At the bar, he spots an article in the New York Post about a man who was pummeled by a boxer. He calls the man on Phil's phone and pitches a lawsuit against the boxer on the grounds that his fists are legally considered weapons. The fighter is promoted by Ira "Boom Boom" Grossman (King), who tries to muscle Harry off the idea of suing his boxer. The case is promptly dismissed by the judge, who knows that it is baseless.
The Bonfire of the Vanities, 2h5
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Morgan Freeman
Roles Arthur Ruskin
Rating55% 2.7503552.7503552.7503552.7503552.750355
Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is a Wall Street investor who makes millions while enjoying the good life and the sexual favors of Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith), a Southern belle gold digger. Sherman and Maria are driving back to Maria's apartment from JFK Airport when they take a wrong turn on the expressway and the two find themselves in the "war-zone" of the South Bronx. They are approached by two suspicious black youths after Sherman gets out of the car to move a tire placed purposely in the middle of the road. Sherman jumps back into the car and Maria guns the engine in reverse, running over one of the teenagers and putting him in a coma. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police.
Enemies, A Love Story, 1h59
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Małgorzata Zajączkowska, Alan King, Judith Malina
Roles Rabbi Lembeck
Rating66% 3.347473.347473.347473.347473.34747
Set in New York City in 1949, the story follows Holocaust survivor Herman Broder. Throughout the war he survived hidden in a hayloft, taken care of by his gentile Polish servant, Yadwiga, whom he later takes as his wife in America. Meanwhile, he has a passionate affair with another Holocaust survivor, Masha. To Yadwiga, he poses as a traveling book-salesman despite the fact he is a ghost writer for a corrupt rabbi. He wanders about New York with a constant paranoia and perpetual desperation, made more complicated when his first wife from Poland, Tamara, who was thought to have been killed in the Holocaust comes to New York.
Memories of Me, 1h45
Directed by Henry Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, David Ackroyd, Janet Carroll, Phil Fondacaro
Roles Abe
Rating57% 2.8533452.8533452.8533452.8533452.853345
After a heart attack, Abbie Polin, a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe, who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years.
Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye (1985)
, 1h34
Directed by Lewis Teague
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Candy Clark, Alan King, Robert Hays, Kenneth McMillan
Roles Dr. Vinnie Donatti
Rating62% 3.149013.149013.149013.149013.14901
A stray grey alley tom tabby cat is chased by a dishevelled St. Bernard dog, and nearly gets run down by a red 1958 Plymouth Fury (named Christine according to its fender sticker). He hides from the dog in a delivery truck, which drives to New York City. The tomcat hears the disembodied voice of a young girl (Drew Barrymore) pleading for help because something is threatening her. The cat is then captured by an employee from Quitters, Inc.
Lovesick
Lovesick (1983)
, 1h35
Directed by Marshall Brickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski, Wallace Shawn, Ron Silver
Roles Lionel Gross, M.D.
Rating50% 2.512262.512262.512262.512262.51226
Psychologist Saul Benjamin takes on a patient temporarily as a favor to a colleague friend, Otto Jaffe, who is infatuated with her. After her doctor dies, Chloe Allen comes to see Dr. Benjamin and immediately he is smitten with her, too.