The Great One: The Life and Legend of Jackie Gleason

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G.K. Hall, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 547 pages
3 Reviews
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  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

Having grown up watching Gleason on TV, I thought I knew him from a distance, but this book paints a different picture than the one I have. Troubling, sad, compulsive, angry, haunted, but so gifted ... Read full review

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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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