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Jackie Gleason

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as Minnesota Fats in The Hustler (1961)

Source: Wikipedia

John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler (co-starring with Paul Newman) and Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series.

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  • Born: John Herbert Gleason February 26, 1916 Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Died: June 24, 1987 (aged 71) Lauderhill, Florida, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Colon cancer
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, musician
  • Years active: 1941–1986
  • Spouse(s): Genevieve Halford (1936–1970; 2 children) Beverly McKittrick (1970–1975) Marilyn Taylor (1975–1987; his death)
  • Children: Geraldine Halford (b. 1940) Linda Halford (b. 1942)

Read more about Jackie Gleason at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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