Jackie Gleason: an intimate portrait of the great one

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An acclaimed biographer presents a major portrait of the legendary comedian and television personality. A larger-than-life funnyman and brilliant character actor, Gleason had a brooding soul and the haunting sense that everything he did was a crass compromise. Includes many never-before-told stories and revelations. Index. Photographs.

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Pleasant but lightweight life of fat Ralph Kramden's creator, by the author of Salman Rushdie (1990), James Baldwin (1989), etc. Weatherby apparently twisted a scotch bottle dry with Gleason a number ... Read full review


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