Jackie (John Herbert) Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)
The comedian, actor and musician is best remembered for his character Ralph
Kramden in The Honeymooners. The sitcom was based on a recurring 1951-
1955 sketch on the DuMont network’s Cavalcade of Stars and later on The
Jackie Gleason Show on CBS from 1955 – 1956.