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Jackie Gleason (I) (1916–1987)


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 »

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

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 2006 The Break-Up (musician: "Tenderly")
 1994 Toen was geluk heel gewoon (TV Series) (composer: additional music)
 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 dated 3 October 1958 (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 22 June 1957 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #5.30 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 15 June 1957 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #5.29 (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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Along Fifth Avenue" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / Musical Arrangements / Vocal Arrangements by Gordon Jenkins. Sketches by Charles Sherman and Nat Hiken. Lyrics by Tom Adair. Additional music by Richard Stutz, Milton Pascal and Nat Hiken. Additional lyrics by Richard Stutz, Milton Pascal and Nat Hiken. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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)
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Personal Quote:

[on having plastic surgery] I felt I owed it to the audience. They see some decrepit-looking fellow doing a lot of running around, and they get worried. I do strenuous physical things onstage and I don't want them worrying about me. With Bob Hope, I'm worried every time I see him walk onstage ... I had a month off, and I just did it. Of course, it is quite a decision to make when you're 61 years ... See more »

Trivia:

Met his second wife, Beverly McKittrick, at a country club in 1968. See more »

Trademark:

Often played a working class everyman See more »

Nickname:

"The Abdominal Showman" See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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