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Frank Fay, James Gleason and Lilyan Tashman in The Matrimonial Bed (1930)James GleasonJames GleasonJames Gleason, C. Henry Gordon, Ben Lyon, Zasu Pitts and Irene Purcell in The Crooked Circle (1932)Still of Spencer Tracy, Ward Bond and James Gleason in A Guy Named Joe (1943)James Cagney, James Gleason, Mr. Trouble (Dog) on The Set of
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James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at the Liberty Theater in Oakland, California, which his... See full bio »
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