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Friday, September 21, 2012

Jackie Gleason

Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver, a disc jockey and later a comedian in night clubs. He designed his own fantastic round house that was built in Peekskill, New York, in the 1950s and remains a modern marvel. The set of "The Honeymooners" (1955) show was based on Jackie's childhood home on Chauncey Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant (originally Bushwick) area of Brooklyn, New York. The apartment building is still there and looks very much the same as in Jackie's time.
Source: worldufophotosandnews