Alan King

Actor-comedian Alan King, whose last major role in New York was playing Hollywood royalty, died May 9, 2004, at the age of 76, according to the Associated Press. The cause of death was lung cancer. Mr. King was born Irwin Alan Kniberg and grew up on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Brooklyn. He was a teen-age performer on "The Major Bowes Amateur Hour" and would work in showbiz for the next six decades.

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  • Born: 1927 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: May 9, 2004 in New York, NY, USA