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Jackie Gleason (comedian)

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Jackie Gleason was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners. His most noted film roles were as Minnesota Fats in the drama film The Hustler starring Paul Newman, and as Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series.

  • also known as J. Gleason, Herbert John Gleason, Jackie C. Gleason, John Herbert Gleason, The Great One, The Abdominal Showman, Herbert Walton Gleason Jr., Mr. Miami Beach
  • born on (98 years ago) in Bushwick, child of Herb Gleason and Mae Maisie Murphy
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Catholicism
  • education: John Adams High School
  • profession: Actor, musician, television producer, comedian, film score composer, film director, screenwriter, stunt performer
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Marilyn Gleason between and (11 years and 6 months)
    • Marriage with Beverly McKittrick between and (5 years and 4 months)
    • Marriage with Genevieve Halford between and (33 years and 9 months)
  • parent of
  • died on (27 years ago) in Lauderhill of colorectal cancer
  • albums: "A Taste of Brass for Lovers Only / Doublin' in Brass", "Best of Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra", "Body and Soul", "Lush Moods", "Music, Martinis and Memories", "Riff Jazz", "Shangri-La", "The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason", "Velvet Brass", "Music for Lovers Only", "Music for Lovers Only / Music to Make You Misty", "Music, Martinis, and Memories", "To a Sleeping Beauty", "Merry Christmas", "How Sweet It Is! The Jackie Gleason Velvet Brass Collection", "Lonesome Echo", "Lover's Rhapsody / And Awaaay We Go!", "Music to Change Her Mind", "Music to Remember Her", "Night Winds", "Plays Romantic Jazz", "Silk 'n' Brass", "Today's Romantic Hits - For Lovers Only", "Movie Themes - For Lovers Only", "Jackie Gleason presents Lazy Lively Love", "Lover's Rhapsody", "The Torch With the Blue Flame", "Jackie Gleason Presents: Music for the Love Hours", "'Tis the Season", "White Christmas", "And Awaaay We Go"
  • filmography:
  • TV series:
  • film written: Gigot
  • film directed: The Honeymooners Specials: Second Honeymoon
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedian
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor Starring In A Regular Series - "The Jackie Gleason Show"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor Starring In A Regular Series - "The Jackie Gleason Show"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - "The Jackie Gleason Show"
      • Peabody Award (a Personal Award, Television Entertainment. Double Award)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series - "The Honeymooners"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - "Take Me Along"
      • Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - "Take Me Along"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "The Hustler" (Role: Minnesota Fats)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture - "The Hustler" (role: Minnesota Fats)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama - "Gigot"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male - "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine"
      • nominated to TV Land Working Stiff of the Year Award - "The Honeymooners"
      • nominated to TV Land Favorite Cantankerous Couple Award - "The Honeymooners", with Audrey Meadows
  • official website: www.jackiegleason.com/index.html

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