Jackie Gleason was born in Brooklyn on this date in 1916.
One of the greats of early TV, known primarily now for his portrayal of bus driver Ralph Kramden in the Honeymooners. He was in a number of films and received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in The Hustler. Gleason also won a Tony Award.
“And away we go” was one of Gleason’s stock lines. It is also the inscription at his grave site.