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Only In Print: Jackie Gleason: World-Renowned Composer and Big Band Leader

Jackie Gleason was undoubtedly one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, as he left his mark in movies, television, theater and music.

Movie mogul Jack Warner discovered Gleason performing comedy and was impressed enough to offer him a movie contract at Warner Brothers for $250 a week…

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