BIG CONTRACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Comedian Jackie Gleason sits behind the wheel of his new Buick as
assembly plant manager H.T. Anderson stands along side.

The Buick Motor Company signed Jackie Gleason (above) to one of the largest
contracts ever entered into with an entertainer. Gleason agreed to produce 78
half-hour shows over a two-year period for $6,142,500.

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Original run on CBS: October 1, 1955 – September 22, 1956.

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Art Carney (left) and Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners set.

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