Rotund comedian-actor Jackie Gleason (born Herbert John Gleason) broke into show business at age 15 by winning an amateur-night contest and went on to perform in vaudeville, carnivals, nightclubs, and roadhouses. Read Full Biography
|1962||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Gigot||Nominated|
|1961||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Supporting Actor||The Hustler||Nominated|
|1961||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||The Hustler||Nominated|
|1961||National Board of Review||Best Supporting Actor||The Hustler||Won|
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