Choose an answer from the three choices
or True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
Gleason was born while his parents lived at 364 Chauncey Street in
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, the son of Mae, a subway change-booth
attendant, and Herb Gleason, an insurance auditor.
2. In 1941, Jackie plays in Navy Blues with Ann Sheridan and
Martha Raye. He was known as Jackie C. Gleason. What was the name of his
3. His first recognition as an entertainer came on Broadway, when he
appeared in Follow the Girls (1944).
4. Gleason's first big break arrived in 1949, when he landed the role
of blunt but softhearted aircraft worker Chester A. Riley for the first
television version of the radio hit The Life of Riley. Who
originated the role on radio, but was unable to take the television role
at first because of film commitments?
- Lanny Rees
- Martin Milner
- William Bendix
5. Gleason was hired to host Cavalcade of Stars variety hour in
1950, balancing glitzy entertainment with his comic versatility. What
network did the show appear on?
6. The show was renamed The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS and ranked #2 in
popularity. The show opens with a dance number. What was the dance group
- Berkeley Dancers
- June Taylor Dancers
- Jackie�s Girls
7. He also added another catchphrase to the American vernacular, first
uttered in the 1962 film Papa's Delicate Condition: "How sweet
8. He earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. What
was the 1961 movie?
- The Hustler
- Pool Shark
- Eddie Felson
9. In the popular Smokey and the Bandit series, what character
did Gleason play?
- Sheriff Buford T. Justice
- Big Enos Burdette
- Cledus "Snowman" Snow
10. Gleason ended up doing a series of Honeymooners specials for
ABC. Art Carney and Audrey Meadows reprised their original roles. Who
- Jane Kean
- Joyce Randolph
- Jane Meadows