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Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason

American comedian and actor
Actor and comedian who was known for his television career but also his significant achievements in easy listening music.
BornFebruary 26, 1916
HometownNew York City, U.S.
Net worth$10 million
Height5'10" (1.77m)
SpouseMarilyn Taylor, Beverly McKittrick, Genevieve Halford
ChildrenLinda Miller
ParentsMae Maisie Murphy, Herb Gleason
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'Moonstruck' actress Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, who first won acclaim with her performance in the 1987 romantic comedy "Moonstruck," died on Saturday at age 89.The Massachusetts-born daughter of Greek immigrants, Dukakis worked for decades as a stage, TV and film actor before rocketing to fame at age 56 playing the mother of Cher's character in "Moonstruck."Speaking to CBS in 1989, Dukakis discussed what it was like to go from relative obscurity to becoming an Academy Award winning movie star."Give me a mortgage. You don't have to send your kids to college with credit cards. So now you can pay your bills. And well, I've been reminded the Jackie Gleason thing, how sweet is. It is very sweet. So it feels good. Oh, it feels great. My husband refers to me as his liberator. My wife the liberator."Dukakis built on that with roles in films including "Look Who's Talking" and "Steel Magnolias" (1989).A master of deadpan humor, Dukakis was nominated for Emmy awards for TV roles in the 90's, and continued working into her 80's. And yes, she was also the cousin of the 1988 Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Michael Dukakis.She passed away in her New York City home on Saturday morning, her agent said, after months of failing health. Her daughter was by her side.
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Albums

Taste of Brass for Lovers Only
Taste of Brass for Lovers Only
1967
Movie Themes: For Lovers Only
Movie Themes: For Lovers Only
1963
Take Me Along [Original Cast Recording]
Take Me Along [Original Cast Recording]
1959
Jackie Gleason Presents "Oooo!"
Jackie Gleason Presents "Oooo!"
1957
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
1956
Jackie Gleason Presents Music To Change Her Mind
Jackie Gleason Presents Music To Change Her Mind
1956
Romantic Jazz
Romantic Jazz
1955
Lonesome Echo
Lonesome Echo
1955
Music to Remember Her
Music to Remember Her
1955
Velvet Brass [Hallmark]
Velvet Brass [Hallmark]
2008
Best of Jackie Gleason [Collectables]
Best of Jackie Gleason [Collectables]
2003
How Sweet It Is! The Jackie Gleason Velvet Brass Collection
How Sweet It Is! The Jackie Gleason Velvet Brass Collection
1996
Body and Soul
Body and Soul
1995
Best of Jackie Gleason [Capitol/Curb]
Best of Jackie Gleason [Capitol/Curb]
1993
Come Saturday Morning
Come Saturday Morning
1970
Now Sound...for Today's Lovers
Now Sound...for Today's Lovers
1968
'Tis the Season
'Tis the Season
1967
Silk 'n' Brass
Silk 'n' Brass
1965
Last Dance... For Lovers Only
Last Dance... For Lovers Only
1964
Love Embers and Flame
Love Embers and Flame
1962
Jackie Gleason Presents Rebound
Jackie Gleason Presents Rebound
1958
Jackie Gleason Presents the Torch With the Blue Flame
Jackie Gleason Presents the Torch With the Blue Flame
1958
Music to Make You Misty
Music to Make You Misty
1957
And Awaaay We Go!
And Awaaay We Go!
1954
Music, Martinis and Memories
Music, Martinis and Memories
1954
Music for Lovers Only
Music for Lovers Only
1953
Lover's Rhapsody
Lover's Rhapsody
1953
Instrumental Favorites
Instrumental Favorites
2023

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1964Golden GlobeActor in a Television SeriesJackie Gleason and His American Scene MagazineNominated
1963Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaGigot (film)Nominated
1962Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe HustlerNominated
1962Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleThe HustlerNominated
1956Emmy (Primetime)Best Actor in a Continuing PerformanceThe HoneymoonersNominated
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