Jackie Gleason

Feb 26, 1916

Bio: Rotund comedian-actor Jackie Gleason (born Herbert John Gleason) broke into show business at age 15 by winning an amateur-night contest and went on to perform in vaudeville, carnivals, nightclubs, and roadhouses. In 1940 he was signed to a film contract by Warner Bros., and he debuted onscreen in Navy Blues (1941). His career was interrupted by World War II, but at… More


Jackie Gleason Videos

Smokey And The Bandit 2
2 minutes 27 seconds
Don't Drink The Water: Hijack
2 minutes 47 seconds
Nothing In Common
2 minutes 4 seconds

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