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Alan King's Profile

Brief about Alan King: By info that we know Alan King was born at 1927-12-26. And also Alan King is American Comedian.

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Smoked salmon is for dinner. Belly lox is for breakfast. Don't get that mixed up.

Tags: Breakfast, Dinner, Mixed

The ability to absorb a book and make someone else's words and story your own was exactly was I was doing on stage.

Tags: Book, Someone, Words

The world is full of little dictators trying to run your life.

Tags: Life, Run, Trying

There's a charm, there's a rhythm, there's a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, 'You're doing a Jewish act.'

Tags: Him, Humor, Soul

When I get up in the morning, I have to decide what I'm going to have for dinner or I can't get through the day.

Tags: Decide, Dinner, Morning

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet.

Tags: Last, Longer, Spend

You only live once, except for Shirley MacLaine.

Tags: Except, Once, Shirley

Age, style, where you come from, where you were born, it's different every time, which, to me, is refreshing because it says that there isn't any one thing, one formula or kind of character that makes a great comedian. Everybody has had a different approach.

Tags: Age, Great, Time

Comedy is a reflection. We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We're reflections. It's a distorted mirror in the fun house. We watch society. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it.

Tags: Comedy, Fun, Society

Comedy is an amazing calling. Once you get that first laugh, it's hard to turn away. Then, of course, you're hooked and you have to learn how to survive in the business.

Tags: Amazing, Business, Hard

Did you hear the one about the elderly Jew on his deathbed who sent for a priest, after declaring to his astonished relatives that 'I want to convert.' Asked why he would become a Catholic, after living all his life as a Jew, he answered: 'Better one of them should die than one of us.'

Tags: Die, Life, Living

I can't stay friends with anyone who doesn't have a passion for something; and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living. All of the great eaters I've known are also men of great wit.

Tags: Great, Life, Men

I had a sympathetic role in 'thirtysomething,' and in two weeks I'm going to do the role again. But in the movies, I just love the heavies. It's much more fun. Villains are a ball. People have been laughing at me for 50 years, so I love to sit in the back of the theater and listen to them hate me.

Tags: Hate, Love, Movies

Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up 'vaudeville' in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says 'Milton Berle' - and he made it just a tremendous party.

Tags: Party, Says, Took

My wife is a very attractive woman, and she's always worried about her diet. But she doesn't pay attention to me, and I don't pay attention to her. She's a vegetarian, and it drives me crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Diet, Wife

Right when I started in show... Milton Berle was my first idol. When I was a kid, I went to see Milton at Lowe's State, and I never laughed so much, and I said, 'That's who I want to be; that's what I want to be.'

Tags: Said, Show, State

That's the great thing about New Year's, you get to be a year older. For me, that wasn't such a joke, because my birthday was always around this time. When I was a kid, my father used to tell me that everybody was celebrating my birthday. That's what the trees are all about.

Tags: Birthday, Great, Time

We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.

Tags: Humor, Joke, Stage

When I read Dickens for the first time, I thought he was Jewish, because he wrote about oppression and bigotry, all the things that my father talked about.

Tags: Father, Thought, Time

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.

Tags: Fighting, Marriage, Nature