Publicity photo from "The Hustler"


Jackie Gleason

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Where did Jackie like to do most of his drinking?

Robert Waldman
Toots Shor's.
(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)

Source: Gleason

Feb 19, 2016