Jackie Gleason

1916 - 1987

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John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American actor, comedian, writer, composer, and conductor known affectionately as "The Great One." Developing a style and characters from growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy, exemplified by his city-bus-driver Ralph Kramden character in the television series The Honeymooners. He also developed The Jackie Gleason Show, which maintained high ratings from the mid-1950s through 1970. After originating in New York City, filming moved to Miami Beach, Florida, in 1964 after Gleason took up permanent residence there. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in 1961's The Hustler (co-starring with Paul Newman), and Buford T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jackie Gleason has received more than 4,919,840 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jackie Gleason is the 29th most popular comedian (down from 27th in 2019), the 3,332nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,168th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Comedian.

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Among comedians, Jackie Gleason ranks 29 out of 90Before him are Zach Galifianakis, Harpo Marx, Melissa McCarthy, Larry David, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter. After him are Bob Saget, Ronald Golias, Mary Tyler Moore, Lenny Bruce, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jonathan Winters.

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Among people born in 1916, Jackie Gleason ranks 113Before him are Chiang Wei-kuo, Rossano Brazzi, Unica Zürn, Halil İnalcık, Charlie Christian, and Shirley Jackson. After him are Jurij Brězan, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Erik Nilsson, Iosif Shklovsky, Ramón José Velásquez, and Werner Bischof. Among people deceased in 1987, Jackie Gleason ranks 101Before him are He Yingqin, Asim Ferhatović, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Anatoli Papanov, Seyni Kountché, and Norman McLaren. After him are Georges Franju, Bernhard Grzimek, James Jesus Angleton, Edgar P. Jacobs, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, and Bronisława Wajs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackie Gleason ranks 3,332 out of 15,968Before him are Sam Phillips (1923), Emile Ardolino (1943), Elizabeth Wilson (1921), Alan Perlis (1922), Neil Simon (1927), and Samuel Wilson (1766). After him are Don Bluth (1937), Joseph Strauss (1870), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Afrika Bambaataa (1957), and Adolphe Menjou (1890).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Jackie Gleason ranks 26Before him are Zach Galifianakis (1969), Harpo Marx (1888), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Larry David (1947), Bernie Mac (1957), and John Ritter (1948). After him are Bob Saget (1956), Mary Tyler Moore (1936), Lenny Bruce (1925), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Jonathan Winters (1925), and Albert Brooks (1947).

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