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James Gleason (James Austin Gleason)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at the Liberty Theater in Oakland, California, which his parents were running. James and his wife then moved to Portland, Oregon, where they played in stock at the Baker Theater. For several years afterward they toured in road shows until James enlisted in the army during World War I. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dusty Reilly

Oh, Yeah? 1929

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Character: James Tierney

Puttin' on the Ritz 1930

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Character: Pa McClune

Blondie of the Follies 1932

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Character: Pin Streaver

Lady and Gent 1932

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Character: Jimmy Gleason

Yoo-Hoo 1932

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Character: Inspector Corrigan

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 1936

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Character: Phil Dolan Sr.

On Your Toes 1939

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Character: Joe Higgins

Grandpa Goes to Town 1940

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Character: Thornton Reed

Babes on Broadway 1941

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Character: Chester Phillips

Affectionately Yours 1941

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Character: Col. 'Spitfire' Barkley

Tanks a Million 1941

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Character: Pat Hawley

My Gal Sal 1942

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Character: Inspector Mike O'Hara

The Falcon Takes Over 1942

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Character: 'Nails' Kilpatrick

A Guy Named Joe 1943

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Character: Chief Mike 'Mac' McDonnell

Crash Dive 1943

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Character: Lt. Rooney

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944

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Character: McGillicuddy aka The Moke

Once Upon a Time 1944

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Character: McGarrity

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945

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Character: Al Henry

The Clock 1945

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Character: Snarp

The Hoodlum Saint 1946

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Character: Gen. Cokely

What Price Glory 1952

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Character: Bert Lynn

The Story of Will Rogers 1952

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Character: Ether Ferguson

The Girl Rush 1955

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Character: Orval Jones

Star in the Dust 1956

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Character: Carl Meade

Loving You 1957

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Character: Mr. 'Collie' Collyer

Spring Reunion 1957

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Character: Lefty Moore

When My Baby Smiles at Me 1948

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Character: Sergeant Humphrey Wiggins

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Charley Dolan

Come Fill the Cup 1951

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Character: Rev. Dr. Wilbur Fiske

The Keys of the Kingdom 1944

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Character: Reverend Mr. McCarkle

Climax! 1954

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Character: Eddie Woods

Forever Female 1953

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Character: 'Cuke' Gillen

The Last Hurrah 1958

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Character: Sgt. 'Three Star' Hennessy

Army Girl 1938

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