Woody Allen's Dad Dies

Martin Konigsberg, the father of Woody Allen, has died. He was 100.

Konigsberg died Monday, Allen Eichhorn, a spokesman for Allen, confirmed today.

On Sunday, the Daily News quoted the filmmaker as saying that a family doctor had told him his father "could pass a draft physical tomorrow."

Konigsberg, who turned 100 on Dec. 25, was a former restaurant waiter and jewelry engraver.

"My father is a classic example of a guy who smoked two packs a day since he was 16," said Allen, who was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg. "Eats two eggs for breakfast and meat for dinner seven days a week, dishes of ice cream before bed at night."

Along with his son, Konigsberg is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Nettie Konigsberg; his daughter, film producer Letty Aronson; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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