Remembering Jackie Gleason
Sat Nov 10, 1:00 pm
A Jackie Gleason retrospective. 25 years after his death, a lookback at an American original.
The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show, Minnesota Fats in The Hustler ... Gleason has left his imprint on a generation.
Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools, Gleason was the consummate performing artist having been a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and disc jockey before he made his breakthrough as a night club comedian.
By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series of popular and best-selling albums including “Melancholy Serenade”, “Glamour”, “Lover‘s Rhapsody”, “On the Beach” and “To a Sleeping Beauty.”
The program will be a presentation of Jackie‘s career with images and clips from his shows followed by a discussion by people sharing their best memories of him.
After discussion, we will show two complete episodes of The Honeymooners.
Join his fans for a look back on a most remarkable person.
These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
GAHS members free – others $5.00