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Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 

In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.




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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Jackie Gleason ...  Himself / ... 121 episodes, 1962-1966
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ...  Themselves 118 episodes, 1962-1966
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 117 episodes, 1962-1966
Sammy Spear and His Orchestra Sammy Spear and His Orchestra ...  Themselves / ... 115 episodes, 1962-1966
Frank Fontaine Frank Fontaine ...  Crazy Guggenheim / ... 106 episodes, 1962-1966
Greta Randall Greta Randall ...  Glea Girl / ... 102 episodes, 1962-1966
Lanita Kent Lanita Kent ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Judith Jordan ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Elaine Richards Elaine Richards ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Pat Sandy Pat Sandy ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966


In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.

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From Miami Beach, the sun and fun capital of the world, it's 'Jackie Gleason and his American Scene Magazine'!


Comedy | Music








Release Date:

29 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jackie Gleason Show: The American Scene Magazine See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS,Peekskill Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original opening line for the show in its first two years on the air was "From New York City, The Entertainment Capital of the World." The "sun-and-fun capital" slogan was created upon the show's move to Miami Beach in 1964. See more »


[recurring line]
Jackie Gleason - Host: How sweet it is!
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Jackie Gleason and tidbits
26 October 2007 | by gcdtrekSee all my reviews

Gleason,, when playing Ralph Cramdon on the Honeymooners actually never rehearsed that I have read about. Of course everyone else rehearsed and rehearsed and when it came to start taping Jackie rarely made mistakes. I imagine he ad-libbed quite often which to me made it funnier. At the end of his career he ended up playing a dimwit policeman in those horrible Smokey and the Bandit flicks, too bad because I to this day feel he could have played much better parts. That was Jackie Gleason.When someone asked him "Why were the Honeymooners so very popular and still in reruns?" He answered very quickly and honestly "Because they were funny" and that is Jackie Gleason. Also when growing up in NYC I have read he was actually a very good pool player making a living by hustling pool. LOL The story goes that Lucy gave Jackie the nickname "The Great One", and that IS Jackie Gleason.

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