Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jackie Gleason

The Miami Herald reports that Jackie Gleason is being honored with his own stamp.

The Honeymooners series was entirely shot before a live audience in 1955 and 1956. The reruns were on continually during the 60s and 70s. In New Jersey it was practically mandatory viewing.

"Address the ball."

1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not, Jackie Gleason is the fifth cousin, six times removed of the First President of the United States, Signer of the United States Constitution, Freemason, and General of the Armies of the United States (or General of the Armies of Congress), George Washington!
    Frances (Jane) DYMOKE
    Mildred WINDEBANK-(Siblings)-Helen WINDEBANK
    George READE-(1st Cousin)-Richard DENTON
    Mildred READE-(2nd Cousin)-Coertje DENTON
    Mildred WARNER-(3rd Cousin)-Simon LOSEE
    Augustine WASHINGTON-(4th Cousin)-Simon LOSEE
    George WASHINGTON-(5th Cousin) Sarah LOSEE

    Descendants of Sarah Losee (George Washington’s fifth cousin):
    Daniel RIDER
    Letitia Ann RIDER
    Sarah Jane FOWLER
    Herbert John GLEASON
    Herbert John “Jackie” GLEASON

    Jackie Gleason is best known for playing Ralph Kramden is related to the man has the highest military rank in United States history, George Washington!