Co-starred in the disastrous "Skidoo"
Earned Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Minnesota Fats in "The Hustler"
Hosted disastrous "You're in the Picture" (CBS)
Made final film appearance in "Nothing in Common", playing Tom Hanks' father
Made TV series debut starring in "The Life of Riley" (NBC); show filmed in California
Permanently moved to Florida
Starred with Laurence Olivier in the HBO TV-movie "Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson"
Became a Broadway star with "Take Me Along"; won Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical
First professional nightclub appearance in Newark, NJ
Made Broadway debut in "Hellzapoppin'"
Put under contract by Warner Bros after Jack Warner spotted him performing at a Manhattan nightclub
Returned to the hour-long variety format with "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS)
Starred as Jack Griffith in "Papa's Delicate Condition"
Starred in first incarnation of "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS), a one-hour variety series
While on tour with "Sly Fox", suffered a heart attack and underwent triple by-pass surgery
Worked as a carnival barker and emcee in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Appeared on Broadway throughout the 1940s in such shows as "Artists and Models" (1943), "Follow the Girls" (1944), in which he appeared in drag, and "Along Fifth Avenue" (1949)
Did one season as star of the half-hourcomedy series "The Honeymooners" (CBS)
Feature film debut in "Navy Blues"
First played Sheriff Buford T Justice in "Smokey and the Bandit"; would appear in two sequels
Recorded first album for Capitol Records
Returned to Broadway for brief run in "Sly Fox"
Returned to TV as star of the variety series "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS); also reprised "The Honeymooners"
Signed $14 million contract with CBS and Buick (the sponsor of his variety series)
Won an amatuer night contest in Brooklyn at age 15 (date approximate)
Wrote and starred in "The Million Dollar Incident" (CBS)
Co-wrote and starred in "Gigot"; also wrote the music score
Had first dramatic role in "The Laughmaker", co-starring Art Carney
Hosted "Cavalcade of Stars" (DuMont); first introduced the character of Ralph Kramden; also first teaming with Art Carney
Made TV debut on "Talk of the Town", hosted by Ed Sullivan
Reteamed with Art Carney as co-stars in the CBS TV-movie "Izzy and Moe"; also wrote the musical score