Jackie Gleason

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  • Birth Name: Herbert John Gleason
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/26/1916, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 06/24/1987
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; composer; producer; writer
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VIDEO: Lucy Visits Jack Benny

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Lucy Visits Jack Benny
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Length: 25:38
Aired: 9/30/1968

An inexpensive vacation becomes quite costly for the Carters when it's spent at cheapskate Jack Benny's in-home hotel. watch

Honeymooners Star Sheila MacRae Dead at 93

Sheila MacRae, who starred on The Honeymooners as part of Jackie Gleason's variety show, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 93.

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The Honeymooners' Frank Marth Dies at 91

Frank Marth, who had several background roles on The Honeymooners and also starred in numerous films, died Sunday of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 91.

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Nothing In Common
Papa's Delicate Condition
The Sting 2
The Hustler: Two-Disc Collector's Edit

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 TV's 50 Funniest Phrases TV Show Series, Appearing
2004 The Wool Cap Movie, Source
2001 Honeymooners TV Show Series, Actor - Ralph Kramden
1986 Nothing In Common Movie, Actor - Max Basner

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Jane Kean, Star of Honeymooners Revival, Dies at 90

Jane Kean, best known for playing Trixie opposite Jackie Gleason on a revival of The Honeymooners, has died, The Associated Press reports. She was 90.

She died Tuesday at Providence Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., where she had .... read more

Mike & Molly Boss on Show's New Direction: "It Was Necessary"

When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.

"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
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The Color Honeymooners - Collection 4 Announced

New releases announced today, April 18:The Color Honeymooners - Collection 4 will be coming out August 26 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Kardashians Are "Assked" Back, More News Briefs

E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns for a second season on March 9 at 10 pm/ET.... The cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne will answer fans' questions in a live Web chat to be held March 5, from 9 to 11 pm, at TBS.com.... Today, on the Great One's birthday, JackieGleason.com has been relaunched. In addition, The Color Honeymooners Set No. 2 is being released on DVD.... Veteran TV writer Richard Baer (Leave It to Beaver, Bewitched and many more) on Feb. 22 died of a heart attack. He was 79. read more

I was looking through the TV ...

Question: I was looking through the TV Guide Online feature on old TV listings and saw that in the early 1950s there was a fourth network, the DuMont network. I had never heard of it before, and I was wondering if you could give me a little background on it. What happened to it? And what happened to the shows that aired on it when the network went off the air? Thanks.


Answer: Well, Jane, it's actually a fairly convoluted story, but I'll see if I can give you the simple version. DuMont, the original fourth network, was the creation of electronics whiz Allen B. DuMont, who first made his name manufacturing cathode-ray tubes before moving into radio and then TV sets. His company experimented with TV broadcasting for years before getting its first commercial broadcast license in 1944 for what is now New York's WNYW. Two years later, as NBC started its three-station "East Coast Network," DuMont opened a Washington D.C. station and a rac read more

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