James Gleason

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Former Broadway performer and playwright who began regular screen appearances, usually in hard-boiled comic character parts, in the late 1920s. The invaluable Gleason, often in acid comedy roles with more than a touch ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1882 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Once Upon a Horse 1958 (Movie)

Postmaster (Actor)

Rock-a-Bye Baby 1958 (Movie)

Dr Simkins (Actor)

The Female Animal 1958 (Movie)

Tom Maloney (Actor)

The Last Hurrah 1958 (Movie)

Cuke Gillen (Actor)

Loving You 1957 (Movie)

Carl Meade (Actor)

Man in the Shadow 1957 (Movie)

Hank James (Actor)

Star in the Dust 1956 (Movie)

Orval Jones (Actor)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

Ether Ferguson (Actor)

The Night of the Hunter 1955 (Movie)

Birdie Steptoe (Actor)

Suddenly 1954 (Movie)

Pop Benson (Actor)

Forever Female 1953 (Movie)

Eddie Woods (Actor)

We're Not Married 1952 (Movie)

Duffy (Actor)

The Jackpot 1950 (Movie)

Harry Summers (Actor)

Tycoon 1947 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

McGarrity (Actor)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 (Movie)

Lt. Rooney (Actor)

Nine Lives Are Not Enough 1940 (Movie)

Sgt. Daniels (Actor)

Tanks a Million 1940 (Movie)

Col. 'Spitfire' Barkley (Actor)

Army Girl 1937 (Movie)

Sgt. 'Three Star' Hennessy (Actor)

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1936 (Movie)

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Lady and Gent 1931 (Movie)

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Modern Family (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Former Broadway performer and playwright who began regular screen appearances, usually in hard-boiled comic character parts, in the late 1920s. The invaluable Gleason, often in acid comedy roles with more than a touch of Damon Runyonesque New Yorkness about them, justly received an Oscar nomination for his delightful Max Corkle in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), and graced dozens of films before his death in 1959. He often worked with his wife Lucille Gleason; with their son, actor Russell Gleason they made a series of Higgins family comedies for Republic in the late 30s and early 40s.

Relationships

Lucille Gleason

Wife
died in 1947

Russell Gleason

Son
born 1908, died in 1945 committed suicide

Milestones

1935

Film director "Hot Tip"

1922

Film actor

Bonus Trivia

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Another actor named James Gleason has credits in TV and films beginning in the mid-1970s; there is also a sound recordist of the late 1950s and early 1960s generally credited as James A. Gleason.

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