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Jackie Gleason (Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.)

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Biography

Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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 orchestra for Capitol Records. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his instrumental compositions include "Melancholy Serenade", "Glamour", "Lover's Rhapsody", "On the Beach" and "To a Sleeping Beauty", among numerous others. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Cliff, the Drunk in Diner

Steel Against the Sky 1941

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Character: Maish Rennick

Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962

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Character: Tough Tony Banks

Skidoo 1968

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Character: Oliver Poe

How to Commit Marriage 1969

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Character: Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Portague County

Smokey and the Bandit 1977

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Character: Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice

Smokey and the Bandit II 1980

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Character: Ralph Kramden / Fenwick Babbitt / Joe the Bartender / the Poor Soul / Rudy the Repairman / Reggie Van Gleason III

The Honeymooners First Christmas 1993

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Character: Max Basner

Nothing in Common 1986

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Revival

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985

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Character: Buford T. Justice

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 1983

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Character: U.S. Bates

The Toy 1982

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Dick Cavett Show 1975

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Character: the Vast Waistline

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963

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Character: Himself - Guest Host

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Host

The Jackie Gleason Show 1966

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Character: Gigot

Gigot 1962

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Character: Ernest Johnson

Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson 1983

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Character: Fargo Gondorff

The Sting II 1983

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Character: Actor 'Smoky and the Bandit'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Sheriff Buford T. Justice

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Writing

Composing