A Boy From Brooklyn
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To gain a better grasp of King’s influence and magnitude during the 20th century, it’s imperative to look back on how he arrived on the small screen. The Brooklyn native was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger to a garment-working mother and a restaurant-owning father. King’s mother, Jennie, was born in Lithuania. King’s father, Aaron, was originally from Ukraine.