AnnaRose King Dies: Director And Daughter Of King World Exec Roger King Was 35

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AnnaRose King, the writer-director known for American Viral and¬†Good Enough and the daughter of King World Productions’ Roger King, has died. She was 35.

Her family announced that she died on Jan. 3 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three-year battle with cancer.

The Manhattan-born, Beverly Farms, MA-raised filmmaker directed seven movies, one of which was inspired by the passing of her broadcast-executive father Roger King, who died of a stroke in 2007 at 63.

AnnaRose King’s Good Enough¬†centers on a New York City-based flight attendant who seeks a long-lost relative after her father’s death. She directed, wrote and starred in the 2016 title.

Her American Viral, which King created and wrote, stars Michael Showalter and follows a family as they attempt to go viral after a successful video makes them internet famous.

Her directing credits also include Spanish Rice, Kat & Eis, Crystal Sessions, The Actress and Stood Up.

The filmmaker was selected as a 2020 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow for her screenplay about a New York woman who seeks to cure her cancer by participating in an experimental treatment in Houston.

Following her diagnosis, King established a cancer research fund at MD Anderson. Donations may be made to the fund in her honor here.

King, who also founded Young King Productions, is survived by her husband, Michael Charles Telis, and their 4-year-old daughter. Survivors also include her mother and sister.

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