Legendary actor, Jackie Gleason, was born Herbert John Gleason on Feb 26, 1916 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Gleason died at the age of 71 on Jun 24, 1987 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and was laid to rest in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Miami, FL.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Gleason was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1961||Best Supporting Actor||The Hustler (1961)||Minnesota Fats||Nominated|
Poe's Secretary: The new one, The Comfortable Chair.
Oliver Poe: I got to get me one of those.
[enters studio room]
Oliver Poe: Wait a minute! What are you doing? Number one it sounds like music. I understand every word you're saying. Come on get with it!
Fast Eddie: Fats, let's you and me shoot a game of straight pool.
Minnesota Fats: Hundred dollars?
Fast Eddie: Well, you shoot big time pool, Fats. I mean, that's what everybody says: you shoot big time pool. Let's make it $200 a game.
Minnesota Fats: Now I know why they call you Fast Eddie.
Minnesota Fats: Big John, do you think this boy is a hustler?
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