Jackie Gleason (I) (1916–1987)


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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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hustler Minnesota Fats
(1961)
Smokey and the Bandit Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Portague County
(1977)
The Honeymooners Music Department
(1955-1956)
Smokey and the Bandit II Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice
(1980)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (11 credits)
 2009 Toen was geluk heel gewoon (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- De stille kracht (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sonja (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- All You Need Is Love (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
 2006 The Break-Up (musician: "Tenderly")
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1978/I The Honeymooners (TV Special) (conductor)
 1977 The Honeymooners (TV Special) (composer: score)
 1976 The Honeymooners (TV Special) (conductor)
 1966-1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (composer - 40 episodes)
- The Honeymooners: Operation Protest (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: We're Off to See the Wizard (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: The Match Game (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: The Sun and Raccoon Capital (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Honeymooners: Hawaii, Oh! Oh! (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Honeymooners: The Adoption (1966) ... (composer: theme "Melancholy Serenade")
 1960 The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1952-1958 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (composer - 161 episodes)
- Christmas Show (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #5.30 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 15 June 1957 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
 1955-1956 The Honeymooners (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- A Man's Pride (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dial J for Janitor (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Bensonhurst Bomber (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Alice and the Blonde (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mind Your Own Business (1956) ... (composer: theme music)
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Show Show Composer (8 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "And Awaaay We Go!". NOTE: This album features his only vocal performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jackie C. Gleason

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

Always ended his show with the "The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world." See more »

Trivia:

On January 20, 1961, a game show he co-developed, "You're In the Picture" (1960), premiered on CBS. The premise was to have celebrity guests place their heads into a cutout scene and ask the host questions in order to to guess what picture or historical scene they were in. The show's concept was ill-conceived, especially for co-creator and host Gleason, and was blasted by critics and viewers ... See more »

Trademark:

Often played a working class everyman See more »

Nickname:

"The Great One" See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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