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John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason (February 26, 1916 a?? 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 (starring Paul Newman) and Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series.


Gleason was born at 364 Chauncey Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. He grew up nearby, at 328 Chauncey (an address he later used for Ralph and Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners). Originally named Herbert Walton Gleason Jr., he was baptized John Herbert Gleason. His parents were Mae "Maisie" (nA(C)e Kelly), a subway change-booth attendant and Herbert Walton "Herb" Gleason, an insurance auditor. His mother was from Farranree, Cork, Ireland, and his father was Irish-American. Gleason was one of their two childrena??his brother Clemence died of spinal meningitis at age 14, and his father abandoned the family.
He remembered his father as having "beautiful handwriting", as Herbert Gleason often worked at the family's kitchen table writing policies in the evenings. The night before his disappearance, Gleason's father disposed of any family photos he was pictured in; just after noon on December 15, 1925 he collected his hat, coat and paycheck, leaving the insurance company and his family permanently. When it was evident he was not coming back, Mae went to work for the Brooklyna??Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT).
After his father left, young Gleason began hanging around on the streets with a local gang and hustling pool. He attended elementary school at P.S. 73 in Brooklyn and attended (but did not graduate from) John Adams High School in Queens and Bushwick High School in Brooklyn. Gleason became interested in performing after being part of a class play; when he left school, he got a job as master of ceremonies at a theater which paid $4 per night. Other

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