Archive for February, 1916

February 26, 1916

On this day in 1916, comedian and actor Jackie Gleason was born in Brooklyn, NY to Mae and Herb Gleason, Irish immigrants from Farranree, Co. Cork. After a rough start, with his father abandoning the family when Gleason was 9 and his mother’s death when he was 19, Gleason found early success, going from occasionalRead more..