Jackie Gleason

by ethnic on July 18, 2009

Date of Birth: February 26, 1916

Place of Birth: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: June 24, 1987

Death Place: Lauderhill, Florida

*Irish, English, Dutch (father)
*Irish (mother)

Jackie Gleason was an American actor, comedian, and musician. His father, Herbert Walton Gleason, had Irish, and some English and Dutch, ancestry. Jackie’s mother, Mae Agnes “Maisie” (Kelly), was born in Farranree, Cork, Ireland, was an Irish immigrant.

Jackie’s grandson, with his wife, Genevieve Halford, is actor Jason Patric.

Jackie’s paternal grandparents were William Walton Gleason and Sarah Jane Fowler (the daughter of John Fowler and Letitia Ann Rider). William was born in Ireland. Sarah was born in New York, and had English and Dutch ancestry. Letitia was the daughter of Daniel Rider and Hepsibeth Higbie.

Jackie’s maternal grandmother was possibly named Mary Flanaghan.

Sources: Genealogy of Jackie Gleason – http://genealogy.kathihill.com

Genealogies of Jackie Gleason (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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follers July 17, 2017 at 11:01 am

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic July 25, 2017 at 7:48 am

no sorry

andrew July 17, 2017 at 3:10 am

his mother, Mae “Maisie” Kelly, was born in Farranree, Cork, Ireland.

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