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Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason
Early publicity photo of a young Jackie Gleason.
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Herbert Gleason
Birth dateFebruary 26, 1916
Place of birthBushwick, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date of deathJune 24, 1987(age 71)
Death placeLauderhill, Florida, United States
Cause of deathColon Cancer
OccupationActor, comedian, musician
Years active1941 1986
SpouseGenevieve Halford (1936 1970)
Beverly McKittrick (1970 1975)
Marilyn Taylor (1975 1987) (his death)

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Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, a situation-comedy television series. His most noted film roles were as Minnesota Fats in the drama film The Hustler (1961) starring Paul Newman, and as Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series.

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