skip navigation
James Gleason

James Gleason

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)

Recent DVDs

Bad Boy ... Texas-born Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated combat soldiers of World War... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

The Bishop's Wife ... Recently re-made as "The Preacher's Wife" starring Denzel Washington and Whitney... more info $11.21was $14.98 Buy Now

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford ... When a jockey heads for that great post position in the sky during a major race... more info $14.96was $19.99 Buy Now

The Story of Will Rogers ... With heaps of homespun warmth there's plenty to like about this biography of the... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Leave It to Beaver: The... One of the most popular series in TV history, Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963)... more info $139.97was $199.99 Buy Now

Suddenly (The Film Detective... Frank Sinatra is unforgettable as a psychotic war veteran whose goal is to... more info $11.95was $14.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Jimmy Gleason Died: April 12, 1959
Born: May 23, 1882 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, dialogue specialist, dialogue director, director, playwright

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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.

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.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  Hot Tip (1935) Director
2.
  Oh, Yeah (1929) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Money, Women and Guns (1959) Henry Devers
2.
 Once Upon a Horse... (1958) Postmaster
3.
 The Last Hurrah (1958) Cuke Gillen
4.
 The Female Animal (1958) Tom Maloney
5.
 Man or Gun (1958) Sheriff Jim Jackson
6.
 Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) Dr. Simkins
7.
 Loving You (1957) Carl Meade
8.
 Spring Reunion (1957) Mr. Collyer
9.
 Man in the Shadow (1957) Hank James
10.
 Star in the Dust (1956) Orval Jones
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1922:
Film actor
1935:
Film director "Hot Tip"

Notes

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.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Lucille Gleason. Actor. Died in 1947.

Family close complete family listing

son:
Russell Gleason. Actor. Born 1908, died in 1945; committed suicide.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute