Jackie Gleason Film & Television Career Timeline

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1940’s
1940 Keep Off The Grass Broadway Show  
1941 Navy Blues Film (Warner Bros.)  
1942 All Through The Night Film (Warner Bros.)  
1942 Tramp, Tramp,Tramp Film (Columbia)  
1942 Larceny, Inc. Film (Warner Bros.)  
1942 Lady Gangster Film (Warner Bros.)  
1942 Orchestra Wives Film (20th Century Fox)  
1942 Escape From Crime Film  
1942 Springtime In The Rockies Film (20th Century Fox)  
1943 Artists And Models Broadway Show  
1944 Follow The Girls Broadway Show  
1946 The Duchess Misbehaves Broadway Show Gleason left the show before the Broadway opening
1949 Along Fifth Avenue Broadway Show  
1949 Toast of the Town 60 min CBS TV  
1949 Lamb’s Gambol NBC TV  
1949 On The Two A Day 30 min NBC TV  
1949 The Life Of Riley 30 min NBC TV New television sitcom
1950’s
1950 The Desert Hawk Film Universal International  
1950 Cavalcade Of Stars 60 min Dumont TV  
1951 Ford Star Review 60 min NBC TV  
1951 Frank Sinatra Show 60 min NBC TV Guest appearance, variety show
1951 Stage Entrance 15 min Dumont TV Guest appearance
1951 Colgate Comedy Hour 60 min NBC TV Guest appearance
1951 Frank Sinatra Show 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1952 Sam Levinson Show 30 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1952 Toast of The Town 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1952 The Jackie Gleason Show 60 min CBS TV Gleason Moves from Dumont to CBS
1952 Arthur Godfrey And His Friends 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1953 Studio One “The Laugh Maker” 60 min CBS TV  
1954 Toast Of The Town 60 min CBS TV  
1954 Stage Show 60 min CBS TV Produced and owned by Jackie Gleason, starring the Dorsey Brothers.
1954 Studio One “Short Cut” 60 min CBS TV  
1955 The Best of Broadway “The Showoff” 60 min CBS TV  
1955 The Jack Benny Show 30 min NBC TV Guest appearance
1955 America’s Greatest Bands 60 min CBS TV Summer replacement for The Jackie Gleason Show highlighting the music and band leaders of the “Big Band” era. Hosted by Paul Whiteman. Produced and owned by Jackie Gleason.
1955 Stage Show 30 min CBS TV Musical variety show with hosts Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
1955 The Honeymooners 30 min CBS TV This series numbering 39 “classic” episodes which were filmed rather than recorded on Kinescope.
1955 Studio One “Uncle Ed and Circumstances” 60 min CBS TV 10/10/1955
1956 Person To Person 60 min CBS TV Jackie guest hosted for Edward R. Murrow.
1956 The Jackie Gleason Show 60 min CBS TV  
1956 The Herb Shriner Show   Guest appearance by Gleason and his orchestra.
1958 Playhouse 90 90 min CBS TV The third show of Playhouse 90’s successful third season. Adaptation of William Saroyan’s Pulitzer prize winning piece of 1939, “The Time of Your Life. ” Jackie Gleason Starred and wrote the theme music for the production: “What I’d Give For Just One Yesterday”.
1958 Arthur Godfrey Time   Jackie Gleason co-hosted five half hour daytime shows with Arthur Godfrey.
1959 Timex All Star Jazz Show IV 60 min CBS TV Hosted by Jackie Gleason
1959 Take Me Along Broadway Show  
1959 Small World    
1960 Ed Sullivan Show 60 min CBS TV Gleason Guest Hosts the show while Sullivan recovers in hospital.
1960’s
1960 The Fabulous Fifties 60 min CBS TV Special  
1960 The Arthur Godfrey Show 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance.
1960 The Big Sell 60 min  
1961 You’re In The Picture 30 min CBS TV Gleason, as moderator, was so appalled with the format and the premiere show that the following week’s time slot was used by him, against the wishes of CBS, to apologize for the disaster of the previous week.
1961 The Hustler Film (20th Century-Fox)  
1961 Open End 120 min WNEW Radio David Suskind interviews Jackie Gleason.
1962 Open End 120 min WNEW Radio David Suskind interviews Jackie Gleason.
1962 Gigot Film (Seven Arts/20th Century-Fox) Original story and music written by Jackie Gleason.
1962 American Scene Magazine 60 min CBS TV This new format of the Jackie Gleason Show used topical material of the 60’s as a vehicle for comedy.
1962 Requiem For A Heavyweight Film (Columbia Pictures)  
1963 Papa’s Delicate Condition Film (Paramount Pictures)  
1963 Soldier In The Rain Film (Allied Artists Picture Corp.)  
1964 American Scene Magazine 60 min CBS TV Gleason moved the show from New York To Miami Beach, Florida.
1966 The Million Dollar Incident 60 min CBS TV Based on a story by Jackie Gleason.
1966 The Great One 60 min WTVJ/Miami Larry King in-depth interview of Jackie Gleason.
1966 The Jackie Gleason Show 60 min CBS TV The Variety format that followed “American Scene Magazine”. Telecast from the Miami Beach Auditorium. “The Honeymooners” with new female leads, Sheila McRae and Jane Kean were re-introduced to fans.
1968 Here’s Lucy 30 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1969 Skidoo Film (Paramount Pictures)  
1969 How To Commit Marriage Film (Cinerama Releasing Co.)  
1969 Don’t Drink The Water Film (Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.)  
1970’s
1970 The David Frost Show 60 min Frost Interviews Jackie Gleason.
1971 How Do I Love Thee Film (ABC Pictures Corp.)  
1973 General Electric Honeymooners Special 60 min ABC TV First reunion of the honeymooners since 1970. Filmed in Miami.
1973 Show Business Salute To Milton Berle 60 min NBC TV Guest appearance
1974 Julie And Jackie: How Sweet It Is 60 min ABC TV A tribute to Gleason’s career. Taped in London
1974 Bob Hope Special 60 min NBC TV Guest appearance
1975 Entertainer of the Year Awards 90 min CBS TV Guest of Honor
1975 Lucille Ball Special “Three For Two” 60 min CBS TV  
1975 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 60 min NBC TV Hosted by Jackie Gleason.
1976 Entertainer of the Year Awards 90 min CBS TV Taped 12/21/75 before a live audience at Caesar’s Palace, Los Vegas. Hosted by Jackie Gleason
1976 Super Night at the Super Bowl 90 min CBS TV Hosted by Jackie Gleason and Andy Williams.
1976 Honeymooners 25th Anniversary 60 min CBS TV The second Honeymoon. Ralph and Alice celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
1976 Bing Crosby’s White Christmas Special 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1977 Entertainer of the Year Awards 90 min CBS TV Jackie Gleason Hosts the 7th annual AGVA awards show taped before a live audience from Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
1977 Mr. Billion Film (20th Century-Fox)  
1977 Smokey And The Bandit Film (Rastar Production)  
1977 Honeymooners Christmas Special 60 min CBS TV Ralph talks Ed and their wives into performing a version of Dickens’ Christmas Carol as a favor to the Raccoon president. Contains music composed by JG
1978 Honeymooners Valentine Special 60 min CBS TV Ralph believes Alice has been coerced into murdering him so she can be free to marry her lover. He disguises himself to undercover the gigolo.
1978 Honeymooners Christmas Special 60 min CBS TV This show was filmed in Atlantic City. The biggest “get rich quick’ scheme of his career, Ralph attempts to pool his and Ed’s Savings to win the million dollar lottery.
1978 Sly Fox Theater - Touring Production  
1980’s
1980 Smokey And The Bandit II Film (Universal Pictures)  
1980 Jackie Gleason: The Great One 120 min CBS TV Special Tribute to the career of Jackie Gleason
1982 The Toy Film (Columbia Pictures)  
1983 The Sting II Film (Universal Pictures)  
1983 Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson 60 min HBO Two men who loved the same woman share their remembrances after her funeral. Stars: Jackie Gleason as Ernest Johnson and Laurence Olivier as Joseph Halpern
1983 Smokey And The Bandit III Film (Universal Pictures)  
1984 All Star Party for Burt Reynolds 60 min CBS TV Guest appearance
1985 Jackie Gleason’s Second Honeymoon 60 min Showtime (This show has also been referred to as The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration)
1985 Izzy And Moe 60 min CBS TV Stars Jackie Gleason and Art Carney
DATE 60 Minutes Morley Safer Interview of Jackie Gleason  
DATE Johnny Carson Show    
1986 Television Academy Hall of Fame 60 min  
1986 Nothing In Common Film  

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