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Jackie Gleason

Born on this day in 1916, in Brooklyn, New York, actor and conductor, Jackie Gleason. While Gleason is primarily known for his iconic role as Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, he was also a first-rate film actor, appearing in Orchestra Wives, Springtime In The Rockies, The Hustler, and the Smokey and The Bandit series. He also conducted his own orchestra, which produced dozens of successful records.

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Joan Davis

Born on this day in 1907, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, actress Joan Davis. Davis was a great comedic actress, usually cast as the best friend or secretary. She appeared alongside Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost and with Ginger Rogers in The Groom Wore Spurs. She was one of television’s first sitcom stars, appearing in I Married Joan, which ran for three seasons on CBS.

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Carol Burnett

Happy birthday to Carol Burnett, born on this day in 1933, in San Antonio, Texas. Carol turns 87 today, and is still going strong. Best-known for her CBS variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967-1978, she also starred in the films, The Four Seasons, Annie & Horton Hears A Who.