An Average Guy, A Great Comedian, A King Dies
Alan King was an internationally renowned comic, but talk to the residents of Kings Point, his adopted hometown, and they'll tell you that he was an average suburbanite at heart.
'Meeting him at local stores, he was just your regular guy,' said Eileen Putterman, a past president of Temple Israel, where King was a member. 'Really no airs.'
Nearly everyone in Kings Point and Great Neck seemed to know Monday that King had died from cancer over the weekend. 'He is the last of his breed,' said Enid Feldman, a longtime fan who remembered King as a great Borscht Belt comedian. 'They were funny, not like a lot of the comics these days, who are just obscene.'