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.
MINI BIO:Portly American comedian with a nice line in easy-going humor. He played a few small roles as comic relief at the beginning of the 1940s, then made a sensational impact with his first big dramatic role in The Hustler, which won him an Academy Award nomination. Disappointingly, he returned to comedy roles and his film career again stuttered, but he was very successful on television. Died from cancer of the liver. Grandfather of actor Jason Patric. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although Gleason was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1961||Best Supporting Actor||The Hustler (1961)||Minnesota Fats||Nominated|
Minnesota Fats: So do you, Fast Eddie.
Fast Eddie: Fats, you can't run out on me!
Minnesota Fats: You watch me.
Oliver Poe: [taking phone call from Pevney] I got your offer. It's an insult for such a distinguished musical group like The Post-Nasal Drip. However, you can look at the Uncollected Trash, the Five Commandments, the Kumquats, the Horny Toads, or the Slime Benders.
Pevney: Are they any good?
Oliver Poe: They haven't taken a bath in three months.
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