Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.
How big a tipper was Jackie?
The bartender replied, 'A hundred dollars, Mr. Gleason.'
'Well, tonight,' Jackie said, 'I'm going to give you a hundred and fifty.'
Many hours later, when Gleason was settling up his bill, he walked over to the bartender, and true to his word, gave him a $150 tip.
'So tell me,' Jackie said, 'who was it who gave you the hundred dollar tip?'
The bartender replied, 'It was you, Mr. Gleason.'
Jackie just threw his head back and laughed."
When did Jackie get his first laugh on stage?
Gleason waited for quiet. Then he shouted, "That's the first time you ever did anything for us kids." The parents roared with laughter and applauded. Jackie Gleason had won his first laugh."
Where were some of the places Jackie lived?
Jackie almost turned down his last movie, "Nothing In Common." What changed his mind?
Where did Jackie like to do most of his drinking?
(From Hart's Travel Guide to New York City, 1964):
"The bar--a huge fountain of alcohol which can handle 100 customers at a clip--is one of the busiest bars in town and seems never to let up."
Jackie: "That was the perfect place. That was Booze Heaven."
Shor's was also a restaurant too, but Jackie once told Toots that the best thing you could say about his food was that it was warm.
(That's Toots on the right with Jackie)
What was a favorite story Jackie liked to tell?
The Time: the 1950s.
Jackie: "We were in the joint one night around four in the morning, and Toots says, 'You think you can do anything better than me', and I say, 'Anything.' So we agreed to a race around the block. I said we should each go in a different direction, and as soon as he was out of sight, I hailed a cab. By the time Toots appeared, I was standing in front puffing a cigarette. He said, 'All right, you win. Let's have a round.' So we go inside and about ten minutes passes before he looks up and screams, 'Wait a minute, you fat bum! I didn't pass you!' It was the longest double take in history."
Who was the love of Jackie's life?
What was the important life lesson Jackie taught Frank Sinatra?