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You Can Buy the House of Jackie Gleason, Mike Tyson, Julia Roberts, Jackie Collins

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“Jackie Gleason's Final Florida Home”
One of the most innovative and popular television entertainers of the 1950s and '60s,  Jackie Gleason, lovingly referred to as Mr. Saturday Night, was born 100 years ago in 1916. His final Florida home, almost unchanged since he died in 1987, is for sale.
“The Jackie Gleason Show,” with the second highest ratings in 1955, was dominated by Jackie who not only was a huge man but with an even larger and brash personality. He never rehearsed with the cast but adlibbed his way through the show making each performance a surprise to his director. His shows consisted of song, flashy dance numbers by The June Taylor Dancers, celebrity guests who enjoyed appearing in his comedy routines and his special characters such as Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners” skits. Until 1964, Gleason’s variety show was recorded with live audiences at Studio 50 in New York City. But then a friend told him he could play golf all year in Florida so Jackie loaded his cas…