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Also Known As: Died: May 9, 2004
Born: December 26, 1927 Cause of Death: died of lung cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr
2.
Mind the Gap (2004)
Five people, Sam Blue a single father and his son Rocky, Jody Butler, a street performer, retiree Herb Schweitzer, the eccentric Melissa Zubac and and divorcee named John McCabe, must all face their pasts in their individual quests to finally find happiness in their lives.
3.
Sunshine State (2002) as Murray Silver
A comedy drama set in modern day Florida concerning two vibrant women who find themselves, after their big time dreams have not panned out, back in their small neighboring hometowns. Caught between their past and their future, both are struggling to find a way to become independent women in a place
4.
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
A Hong Kong trip turns into a working vacation when two detectives stumble on a counterfeiting ring.
6.
Casino (1995)
A mafia drama exposes the inner workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino.
7.
Infiltrator, The (1995) as Hier
While on assignment, an American journalist inadvertently uncovers a conspiracy of Neo-Nazis among the youth of Germany. Adopting the pseudonym Ron Fury, the journalist infiltrates the violent world of Nazism and discovers a dangerous link between brutal young skinheads and surviving soldiers of Hit
8.
Night And The City (1992)
Remake of Jules Dassin's 1950 film, about a lawyer trying to make it as a boxing promoter.
9.
Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990)
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
10.
Funny (1989)
Various celebrities and non-celebrities tell jokes, and funny stories.
11.
Enemies, A Love Story (1989)
Comedy drama set during the 1940s and 1950s in Coney Island and Brooklyn, revolving around a Holocaust survivor who finds himself involved with three women at the same time: his first wife, his present wife and his current mistress.
12.
Memories of Me (1988) as Abe
Comedy drama revolving around a father/son relationship.
13.
You Talkin' To Me? (1987) as Alan King
An aspiring young actor moves to Los Angeles from his New York home, hoping to make it big in show business. Idolizing actor Robert De Niro, the young man must learn to cope with the rejection and despair he experiences in his career struggle.
14.
Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985)
A stray cat becomes involved in three tales of horror.
15.
Lovesick (1983)
16.
I, the Jury (1982) as Charles Kalecki
Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat Chambers. On the trail of the killer, Mike discove
17.
Author! Author! (1982)
After his wife leaves him, a New York playwright juggles raising five kids plus a love affair with the star of his new show.
18.
Prince of the City (1981)
A narcotics cop investigating police corruption gets in over his head.
19.
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980) as Voice
It is Pinocchio's first Christma and he sells a book Geppetto gave him for present money. Unfortunately, Cat and Fox trick him out of it and he ends up joining a holiday marionette show to make up for the money he lost. When he finally leaves, Pinocchio steals a girl puppet, resulting in him being c
20.
Pleasure Palace, The (1980)
Dashing Omar Sharif stars as a professional gambler, connoisseur, gourmet and sportsman who sets out to help Hope Lange, as a Las Vegas hotel-casino owner, from losing its controlling interest to a business syndicate but finds his reputation is on the line when he runs into a mystery lady (Victoria
21.
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
When her older lover won''''t make their relationship legal, a woman takes up with a younger man.
22.
How to Pick Up Girls (1978) as Manny Shiller
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
23.
The Anderson Tapes (1971) as [Pat] Angelo
After ten years in prison, a thief tries to adjust to improved surveillance methods.
24.
Bye Bye Braverman (1968) as Rabbi
Four failed writers try to attend a friend's funeral.
25.
Operation Snafu (1965) as Technical Sergeant Buzzer
An unlicensed street peddler brings his conniving ways to the military.
26.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Ben Weaver
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
27.
The Girl He Left Behind (1956) as Maguire
The misadventures of a new army recruit.
28.
Miracle in the Rain (1956) as Sgt. Gil Parker
When a lonely woman''''s wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
29.
Hit the Deck (1955) as Shore patrol
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.

Producer (feature film)

30.
Memories of Me (1988) as Producer
Comedy drama revolving around a father/son relationship.
31.
Reunion at Fairborough (1985)
Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr, who had costarred three times previously in films, have a screen reunion as a former American flyer and the old flame he last had seen four decades earlier while stationed en England as a bomber pilot, and he is introduced to the granddaughter he never knew he had.
32.
Wolfen (1981)
Detective Dewey Wilson is investigating several strange murders in New York City. All the victims look as if they have been mutilated by wild animals. His investigation leads him to a group of Native Americans who tell him about the legend of a superior species that once roamed the area, but who ar
33.
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) as Producer
It's 1893, and after their many years together, the outlaw gang led by Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton is about to disband. But when two teenage girls filled with the romance of being outlaws in the West show up, the gang is revived. Jenny and Annie help the men plan a series of robberies, but this new
35.
How to Pick Up Girls (1978) as Executive Producer
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
36.
Return to Earth (1976)
A dramatization of the true story of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who, two years after his historic moon landing in 1969, suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, ultimately losing his wife and children.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

37.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago night, Luther glances longingly at an alluring poster in a tr

Special Thanks (feature film)

38.
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
A comedian reflects on his turbulent career. Based on the "Saturday Night Live" character, Buddy Young Jr.

Cast (special)

39.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004)
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
40.
100 Years of Hope and Humor (2003)
Celebrities, athletes and former heads of state raise their glasses to comedian and humanitarian Bob Hope.
41.
Well, Shut Ma' Mouth! The Powerful History of Black Humor (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary on black humor, featuring archival footage from films and television, as well as interviews with comedy celebrities.
42.
Kennedy Center: Mark Twain Prize -- Celebrating Whoopi Goldberg, The (2001)
Whoppi Goldberg receives one of America's top prizes for humor, becoming the first woman to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
43.
College of Comedy With Alan King III, The (2001) as Host
Alan King hosts his third university forum exploring the historical principles of stand-up comedy from Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
44.
It's Burlesque (2001)
Chronicles burlesque's journey from 1868 when it arrived in New York from England to the 1960's when entrepreneurs relied on the strip tease in a last-ditch attempt to keep this theatrical tradition alive. The program also covers the revivals going on today across the country and examines the influe
45.
Nightclub Years, The (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about nightclubs beginning with Prohibition in the 1920s, when nightclubs became an American phenomenon. Refined in the 1930s and '40s, the American nightclub became the premiere form of live entertainment in America. Movies, radio and television drew talent from nightclubs and emulated
46.
Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh M. Hefner (2001)
Coverage of the New York Friars Club roast of Hugh M. Hefner, founder of "Playboy" magazine.
47.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
48.
College of Comedy With Alan King, Part II, The (2000) as Host
An unconventional master class on the art of comedy with "Professor" Alan King, videotaped at Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
49.
Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner, The (2000)
Coverage of the New York Friars Club Celebrity Roast of actor/director Rob Reiner from the New York Hilton Hotel.
50.
Walk Around Brooklyn With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, A (2000)
Walking tour of the New York City borough of Brooklyn led by David Hartman and historian Barry Lewis.
51.
Las Vegas -- The American Fantasy (2000) as Interviewee
Geraldo Rivera reports on the latest generation gambling in and on Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the fastest growing city in America. It is a unique fantasy in the desert drawing millions of tourists each year and is a major resource for employment. Corporate America has moved into Las Vegas and created s
52.
Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller, The (1999)
An edited version of the Friars Club Roast of comedian Jerry Stiller.
53.
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter: A Salute to the Friars (1999)
Nostalgic history of the Friars Club, using archival footage, photos, audio recordings and filmed performances. Includes highlights of some memorable roasts.
54.
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You For the Last Time (1998)
Stand-up comedy special featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, telecast live from the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City.
55.
Comedy Central Presents the N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey (1998)
Presentation of the 94th annual Celebrity Roast by the New York Friars Club, honoring comedian Drew Carey.
56.
Another Mitzvah (1998)
Documentary uses vintage film footage, family photos and the history of individual experiences to explore the diverse ways American Jews understand, appreciate and value the impact of their heritage on society and themselves.
57.
Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997)
Biographical documentary of actress and singer Judy Garland. Includes over 40 original interviews, never-before-seen film footage, photographs of Garland throughout her career and her performances of more than 20 American standards.
58.
College of Comedy With Alan King, The (1997)
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.
59.
Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown (1996)
Biographical documentary of comedian/actor Jerry Lewis.
60.
Gail Sheehy's New Passages (1996)
Special featuring best-selling author Gail Sheehy who discusses the opportunities that come with mid-life. Celebrities of all ages discuss the possibilities of the start of a second adulthood. Follows the adult life cycle from the "tryout 20s" and the "turbulent 30s" through the "flourishing 40s,"
61.
Las Vegas (1996)
Two-part documentary exploring the history and future of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part 1, entitled "Gamble on the Desert," chronicles the early history of Las Vegas. Part 2, "House of Cards," picks up in the late 1950's and traces the decline and subsequent rebirth of the downtown area.
62.
Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice (1996)
In this documentary, Lena Horne tells the story of her journey to reluctant stardom from her early days in the chorus line of the Cotton Club when she was 16, to her film career in Hollywood and her caberet career.
63.
Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, A (1995)
Tribute to the comedy of the late Andy Kaufman. Includes stars introducing clips of his most outrageous performances and personal recollections.
64.
20 Years of Comedy on HBO (1995)
Comedy retrospective featuring dozens of classic clips, ranging from solo HBO specials and the "Comic Relief" benefits to early appearances of today's superstars.
65.
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special, The (1995)
A special highlighting performances from 23 years of Ed Sullivan's classic variety show. Includes reminiscences by a number of celebrities.
66.
Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody (1995)
Profile of the life and career of singer/entertainer/actor Dean Martin.
67.
State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special, The (1995)
Special featuring the sketch-comedy troupe The State. Includes cameos of celebrities reflecting on how The State influenced, or did not influence, their careers.
68.
Comic Relief VI (1994)
A live presentation of the sixth annual Comic Relief fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Includes stand-up comedy performances, character pieces, ensemble sketches and short film clips describing the Comic Relief organization.
69.
New York Night -- Live!, A (1993) as Host
Live comedy performances as well as comedy reports from New York City.
70.
Street Scenes: New York on Film (1992)
A documentary exploring the appeal and impact of New York City on filmmaking. Intertwines scenes from famous New York movies with interviews.
71.
HBO's 20th Anniversary -- We Hardly Believe It Ourselves (1992)
A special celebrating HBO's twentieth anniversary. Features new performances, classic clips from HBO specials, and reprises of memorable moments in HBO's twenty years.
72.
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival (1992)
A special that captures the end of the two-week Montreal International Comedy Festival featuring comedy acts and performers from around the globe.
73.
Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show, The (1991)
A special highlighting performances from 23 years of Ed Sullivan's classic variety show.
74.
Super Bowl Saturday Nite (1990)
A broadcast of live entertainment from New Orleans on the night prior to the Super Bowl Game. The variety special is hosted by Don Johnson.
75.
World of Jewish Humor, The (1990)
A documentary tracing the evolution of Jewish humor from New York's turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to the present.
76.
Billy Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1989)
A tribute to New York Yankees manager Billy Martin via a comical "roast."
77.
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
78.
Caesar's 20th Birthday Celebration (1987)
Live broadcast of the twentieth birthday celebration for Caesar's Palace, the Las Vegas hotel and casino.
79.
Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union: Resolved That Englishmen are Funnier Than Americans (1987)
Filmed at the Oxford Union at Oxford University, two British and two American comedians square off to debate, using the British parliamentary style of debate, whether Englishmen are funnier than Americans.
80.
Evening with Alan King at Carnegie Hall, An (1987)
In his second HBO solo comedy special, comic Alan King brings his humorous everyday insights and biting topical wit to the stage of Carnegie Hall in an uncensored stand-up performance. An "On Location" presentation.
81.
Alan King Show, The (1986)
A comedy pilot, not picked up by CBS, about a highly successful business tycoon who leaves Wall Street to return to his old college to teach practical business philosophy to the new generation. Alan "Coop" Cooper regales his class with witticisms while explaining the need for "growth potential" in a
82.
Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival (1985)
Taped in July, 1985, at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, A concert of Harry Belafonte's elaborate pop/folk/calypso stylings, featuring his warm and humorous interplay with the audience. Supported by back-up singers and a sixteen-piece band, he performs some of his best-known tunes.
83.
Judy Garland: The Concert Years (1985)
A special that traces Judy Garland's concert performances, including her television and stage appearances.
84.
Alan King's Third Annual Final Warning!! (1979) as Host
Alan King's third edition of tips on how to survive the 1970s.
85.
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (1978) as Guest
A musical salute to Spring with singer/actress Julie Andrews.
86.
Kraft 75th Anniversary Special, The (1978)
Highlights of radio and television shows sponsored by Kraft Foods throughout its 75-year history.
87.
Alan King's Second Annual Final Warning (1978) as Host
A sequel to "Alan King's Final Warning"; more "how-to" advice on how to survive the seventies.
88.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977)
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
89.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Jonathan (Story 1); Jack (Story 3)
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
90.
Happy Endings (1975)
Four comical views of contemporary American life.
91.
Many Faces of Comedy, The (1973)
A rapid-fire laugh-a-thon tracing the origins and varied manifestations of humor, past and present.
92.
Alan King Looks Back in Anger -- A Review of 1972 (1973) as Host
A comical review of the year 1972.
93.
ALAN KING IN LAS VEGAS (1973) as Host
An edited-for-television version of Alan King's Las Vegas night club act.
94.
Wonderful World of Aggravation, The (1972) as Host
A series of comedy sketches and blackouts about the things that annoy people in their everyday lives.
95.
20th Century Follies (1972) as Host
The pilot for a prospective weekly series of music and comedy sketches.
96.
Arthur Murray Party For Bob Hope, The (1960) as Guest
A two-part music and comedy party honoring comedian Bob Hope.

Writer (special)

97.
Nothing Upstairs (1990) as Writer
A comedy pilot starring stand-up comics. Set backstage in a fictional New York comedy club.
98.
Alan King's Second Annual Final Warning (1978) as Writer
A sequel to "Alan King's Final Warning"; more "how-to" advice on how to survive the seventies.
99.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977)
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
100.
Many Faces of Comedy, The (1973)
A rapid-fire laugh-a-thon tracing the origins and varied manifestations of humor, past and present.
101.
Wonderful World of Aggravation, The (1972) as Writer
A series of comedy sketches and blackouts about the things that annoy people in their everyday lives.

Producer (special)

102.
College of Comedy With Alan King III, The (2001) as Executive Producer
Alan King hosts his third university forum exploring the historical principles of stand-up comedy from Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
103.
College of Comedy With Alan King, Part II, The (2000) as Executive Producer
An unconventional master class on the art of comedy with "Professor" Alan King, videotaped at Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
104.
College of Comedy With Alan King, The (1997)
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.
105.
New York Night -- Live!, A (1993) as Executive Producer
Live comedy performances as well as comedy reports from New York City.
106.
Nothing Upstairs (1990) as Executive Producer
A comedy pilot starring stand-up comics. Set backstage in a fictional New York comedy club.
107.
Evening with Alan King at Carnegie Hall, An (1987)
In his second HBO solo comedy special, comic Alan King brings his humorous everyday insights and biting topical wit to the stage of Carnegie Hall in an uncensored stand-up performance. An "On Location" presentation.
108.
Alan King's Third Annual Final Warning!! (1979) as Executive Producer
Alan King's third edition of tips on how to survive the 1970s.
109.
Alan King's Second Annual Final Warning (1978) as Executive Producer
A sequel to "Alan King's Final Warning"; more "how-to" advice on how to survive the seventies.
110.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977)
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
111.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Executive Producer
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
112.
Happy Endings (1975)
Four comical views of contemporary American life.
113.
Alan King Looks Back in Anger -- A Review of 1972 (1973) as Executive Producer
A comical review of the year 1972.
114.
Wonderful World of Aggravation, The (1972) as Executive Producer
A series of comedy sketches and blackouts about the things that annoy people in their everyday lives.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Cast (TV Mini-Series)

117.
Seventh Avenue (1977) as Harry Lee
The third in NBC's "Best Seller" series, this three-part serialization of Norman Bogner's novel about a poor young man from New York's lower east side who becomes a power in the garment industry in the post-Depression era won Emmy Award nominations for Steven Keats and Dori Brenner.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

118.
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
The story finds Pinocchio, the wooden boy, searching for the perfect Christmas gift for his Papa Gepetto.

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