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Jackie Gleason

Comedian
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Net worth 2018: $10 Million
Residence: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 February 1916
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: June 24, 1987
Education: John Adams High School, Bushwick High School
BIOGRAPHY

Jackie Gleason was bornon 26 February 1916 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, U.S, American, is Comedian. The famous American actor and comedian Jackie Gleason was known for his brazen comedy style. After the death of his mother, he moved to New York City and found his first professional gigs as a comedian. He was spotted by film studio executive Jack L. Warner, who signed him to a contract with Warner Bros. When Warner Bros chose not to renew his contract, he returned to New York from Hollywood, and made a name for himself as a Broadway performer, appearing in productions including, “Follow the Girls”. Taking advantage of the rising television media, he signed to star in, “The Life of Riley”, as the titular husband and father, bumbling his way through daily events. He began hosting and performing in his, “Cavalcade of Stars”, and later, “The Jackie Gleason Show”, on CBC. Among the skits regularly featured on the show was an ongoing routine focusing on bus driver Ralph Kramden, his wife Alice, and their neighbors Ed and Trixie Norton. This became an hour long sitcom called, “The Honeymooners”. He acted in several movies such as, “The Hustler”, “Smokey and the Bandit” and its two sequels, and “The Toy”. Apart from these, he shone in Broadway winning a Tony Award for “Take Me Along”. He also made his mark in the music industry with a series of best-selling “mood music”.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$10 Million

TIMELINE
1961

In the 1961 classic “The Hustler”, he was nominated for the National Board of Review Award, Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award

1952

“The Jackie Gleason Show” is the name of a series of popular American network television shows that starred Jackie Gleason, which ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms

1936

Gleason married Genevieve in 1936, and they had two daughters, Geraldine and Linda

1925

He was raised by his mother after his father abandoned the family in 1925

1916

Gleason was born on February 26, 1916 in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn to Mae “Maisie”, a subway change-booth attendant, and Herbert Walton “Herb” Gleason, an insurance auditor

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