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The Salon as Slaughterhouse

WHEN JANE ALEXANDER WAS starring in Harold Pinter's Old Times off-Broadway a decade ago, an unlikely Pinter fan -- Jackie Gleason -- went backstage to ask what...

Video: How Sweet It Is, Again

They looked a little older and were perhaps not quite so bouncy: 30 years is a long time by any measurement. But his voice still sounded like an overloaded...

Movies: The Big Hustler Jackie Gleason

(See Cover) Click. The nine ball plops into the side pocket, the cue ball hits one cushion and stops near the center spot. Big as a water tower but light on...

People: Jun. 24, 1985

Ralph and Ed. Kramden and Norton. The names are permanently linked together and set in that perfectly drab, 1950s New York City apartment occupied by The...

Television: Second Honeymoon

When Jackie Gleason suddenly up and announced his retirement from CBS television last winter, he got a wire of "appreciation" from an NBC vice president. The...

Show Business: Neither New nor Old

"When I went on in 1948," said the greying haystack of a man, "they believed anyone hammy enough to get up and say, 'Here's how to do it.' " For eight seasons,...

Movies Abroad: Magnificent Muttonhead

Dirty, skinny and disdainful, the cat picked its way across the floor to where the great body lay canted on its side, sagging in sleep. The enormous head hung...

Television: Inspiring Post-Mortem

"There's nothing here," began Jackie Gleason, "except the orchestra and myself." It was to have been the second telecast of his new CBS panel show, You're in...

People, Sep. 6, 1971

"If this thing breaks," muttered Jackie Gleason, gingerly hoisting his 225-Ib. bulk up a ladder, "the whole joint closes." On the rooftop of his "weird castle,"...

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