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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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Edward Everett Horton

Born on this day in 1886, actor Edward Everett Horton. Horton had a lengthy career, which began in the silent era. He was a character actor of the highest caliber, appearing in the films; Arsenic & Old Lace, Ziegfeld Girl, Springtime In The Rockies, Cinderella Jones and Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

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Harry James

Born on this day in 1916, in Albany, Georgia, big band leader, Harry James. James and his orchestra had a radio program in the 1940’s, served as the house band on Danny Kaye’s TV show, and appeared in the films; Young Man With A Horn, Private Buckaroo, Bathing Beauty, and Two Girls and A Sailor.