The Great One: The Life and Legend of Jackie Gleason

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G.K. Hall, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 547 pages
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Strips beneath the glitz, glamour, fame, and power of jackie Gleason's life to reveal an enormously talented, yet deeply private and angry man who was often lonely and depressed. (Biography).

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User Review  - Patrick Nichol - Goodreads

This is a wonderful profile of The Great One, with plenty of early stuff you didn't know, such as his near career-ending early films. This is a rich portrayal of one of the funniest talents of the 20th century. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Baker holland - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book even though it was heavy on the TV and movie production details. I had no idea the poverty of Gleason's youth and the dysfunctional family life he endured. His background made him the man he became; talented, lonely, obsessive, generous, and a dual personality. Read full review

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