Jackie Gleason

Comedian, Film actor

1916 – 1987

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Who was Jackie Gleason?

John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series.

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Born
Feb 26, 1916
Bushwick
Also known as
  • J. Gleason
  • Herbert John Gleason
  • Jackie C. Gleason
  • John Herbert Gleason
  • Mr. Miami Beach
  • The Abdominal Showman
  • The Great One
  • Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • John Adams High School
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Chauncey Street
Died
Jun 24, 1987
Lauderhill

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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