Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra

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by Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra

Biography

Herbert John Gleason, 26 February 1916, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 24 June 1987, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Gleason was primarily a comedian, starring on stage, screen and television, but he also recorded a number of albums in the 50s and 60s. He established his persona with early films such as Orchestra Wives (1942) and several appearances on Broadway (Artists And Models, Follow The Girls and Along Fifth Avenue). However, stardom came with the dawn of the 50s. The formative television... Read more

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