Monday, Jun. 28, 2010

Jackie Gleason

December 29, 1961

Cover Story Excerpt:
It is a relatively small part — in Robert Rossen's movie The Hustler — but no one who has seen that fat man will forget him. A man of understated power, Minnesota Fats is played, curiously enough, by Jackie Gleason, and where audiences might have arrived expecting a million laughs from the most celebrated buffoon ever to rise through U.S. television, they leave with a single, if surprised, reaction: inside the master jester, there is a masterful actor... Read the full story.