Death of Alan King

December 26, 1927 - May 9, 2004
New York, New York | Age 76

Comedian, actor dies at 76
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For comedian Alan King, nobody was out of bounds when it came to humor. Not even a sitting queen. Once, after performing for Queen Elizabeth II in London, the comedian was introduced to Britain's monarch. "How do you do, Mr. King?'' she asked him. "How do you do, Mrs. Queen?'' he replied.

"She stared at me, and then Prince Philip laughed,'' King recalled. "Thank God Prince Philip laughed.''

King, whose cutting wisecracks about suburbia, marriage and modern life struck a chord...

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