Alan King, Comedian and Philanthropist

Title

Alan King, Comedian and Philanthropist

Description

Alan King was always looking for a laugh, and used his money to put smiles on other’s faces when they needed it most. Owing to his Jewish roots, he founded Alan King Medical Center in Jerusalem. In Kings Point New York, his hometown, he raised funds for the Nassau Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children. He created the Laugh Well Program, which sends comedians to hospitals to perform for the patients there. He also created the Toyota Comedy Festival, and led a pro tennis tournament at Caesars Palace Las Vegas called the Alan King Tennis Classic which was shown on TV. He also served as a chair on the dramatic arts at Brandeis University.

Creator

ABC Television

Date

Aug, 25, 1966

Source

Alan King

Source: Alan King (comedian). (2012, October 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SXgGVV

Relation

http://bit.ly/SXgGVV

Rights

ABC Television

Publisher

ABC Television

Contributor

ABC Television

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

Alan_king_1966.jpg

Collection

Reference

ABC Television, Alan King, Comedian and Philanthropist, ABC Television, Aug, 25, 1966

Cite As

ABC Television, “Alan King, Comedian and Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 24, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/54.