|Born||in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (colon and liver cancer)|
|Birth Name||Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.|
"The Great One"|
"The Abdominal Showman"
"Mr. Miami Beach"
|Height||5' 9½" (1.77 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
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 orchestra for Capitol Records. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his instrumental compositions include "Melancholy Serenade", "Glamour", "Lover's Rhapsody", "On the Beach" and "To a Sleeping Beauty", among numerous others.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: A
Jackie Gleason's paternal grandfather, William Walton Gleason, was an Irish immigrant, and his paternal grandmother, who was U.S.-born, had English and Dutch ancestry. His mother was also an Irish immigrant, from Farranree, Cork. His father, Herb Gleason (1884-1964), was a henpecked insurance clerk who took his myriad disappointments in life out in drink. He deserted the family when Jackie was nine. His mother (d. 1935), the former Mae Kelly, was overprotective of her younger son. His older brother and only sibling, Clement (sometimes called Clemence) Gleason, died (probably of tuberculosis) at the age of 14, when Jackie was three years old.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Sieger
Marilyn Gleason (16 December 1975 -
24 June 1987) (his death)
Beverly Gleason (4 July 1970 - 24 November 1975) (divorced)
Genevieve Halford (20 September 1936 - 24 June 1970) (divorced) (2 children)
Jordan Miller (grandchild)
Clement Gleason (sibling)
Jason Patric (grandchild)
Trade Mark (3)
Personal Quotes (8)
|Navy Blues (1941)||$250 /week|
|All Through the Night (1942)||$250 /week|
|Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)||$250 /week|
|Larceny, Inc (1942)||$250 /week|
|Orchestra Wives (1942)||$250 /week|
|Springtime in the Rockies (1942)||$250 /week|
|Cavalcade of Stars (1949)||$750 /week|
|The Fabulous Fifties (1960)||$50,000|
|The Hustler (1961)||$75,000|
|The Jackie Gleason Show (1966)||$50,000 /week|
|Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)||$1,200,000|