Jackie Gleason (I) (1916–1987)


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Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. He was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and a disc jockey, and later a comedian in night clubs. By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series of popular and best-selling albums with his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Hustler Minnesota Fats
(1961)
Smokey and the Bandit Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Portague County
(1977)
The Honeymooners Music Department
(1955-1956)
Smokey and the Bandit II Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice
(1980)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (11 credits)
 2009 Toen was geluk heel gewoon (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- De stille kracht (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sonja (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- All You Need Is Love (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
 2006 The Break-Up (musician: "Tenderly")
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1978/I The Honeymooners (TV Special) (conductor)
 1977 The Honeymooners (TV Special) (composer: score)
 1976 The Honeymooners (TV Special) (conductor)
 1966-1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (composer - 40 episodes)
- The Honeymooners: Operation Protest (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: We're Off to See the Wizard (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: The Match Game (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: The Sun and Raccoon Capital (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: Hawaii, Oh! Oh! (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Honeymooners: The Adoption (1966) ... (composer: theme "Melancholy Serenade")
 1960 The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1952-1958 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (composer - 161 episodes)
- Episode #4.13 (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #5.30 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 15 June 1957 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
 1955-1956 The Honeymooners (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- A Man's Pride (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dial J for Janitor (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Bensonhurst Bomber (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Alice and the Blonde (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mind Your Own Business (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
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(1953-69) Albums: He could neither read nor write music on paper, but he hired his own studio orchestra and orchestrators and composed melodies by either humming or picking the tune with one finger on a piano. In that manner he released over 20 albums on Capitol Records, often with Bobby Hackett as featured trumpet soloist. On ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jackie C. Gleason

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Marilyn Gleason  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Linda Miller

Relatives:

Jason Patric (grandchild)
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Personal Quote:

[trademark line] How sweet it is!" See more »

Trivia:

The song Jackie Gleason sang at the beginning and end of his 'Joe The Bartender' scenes on the American Scene Magazine version of his show between 1962-1966 was "My Gal Sal". See more »

Trademark:

Stocky build See more »

Nickname:

"Mr. Miami Beach" See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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