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

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

AnnaRose King, the writer-director known for American Viral and Good Enough and the daughter of King World Production’s Roger King, has died.

Her family announced that she died on Jan. 3 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 35.

The Manhattan-born, Beverly Farms, MA-raised filmmaker directed a total of seven films, one of which was inspired by the passing of her broadcast executive father Roger King, who died of a stroke on Dec. 10, 2007. He was 63.

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

King’s American Viral, which she 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 additional directing credits 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: https://www.annaroseking.com/advocacy

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