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Classic Hollywood: Jackie Gleason's full talents on display in new DVDs

Jackie Gleason was so much more than the blustery bus driver Ralph Kramden. He played Kramden in the beloved 39 episodes of the CBS comedy series “The Honeymooners” which aired from 1955-56 — and have been playing in reruns ever since. For one thing, Gleason was a serious actor. He earned an Oscar...
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