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Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason


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Also Known As: Died: June 24, 1987
Born: February 26, 1916 Cause of Death: colon cancer
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Although he was nominated for an Emmy Award, Gleason never won one.

He recorded nearly 40 albums with the Jackie Gleason Orchestra.

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1986.

"Jackie Gleason is my favorite two comedians." --Miton Berle

"Critics report on accidents to eye witnesses." --Jackie Gleason

"Everyone is insecure to a degree. My business is composed of a mass of crisis. It all adds up to the manufacturing of insecurity. Some people find escape in comfort, dames, liquor, or food. But that is not enough." --Jackie Gleason

"Playing a serious rle is easy for a comedian, It's the other way around that's tough. Name one serious actor who can make it in comedy." --Gleason quoted in press material for "Nothing in Common" (1986)

"As my wife would tell you, I am not entralled with awards - I would rather received payment for my performance." --Jackie Gleason in a 1985 TV interview

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