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Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 

In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.




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Series cast summary:
Jackie Gleason ...  Himself / ... 121 episodes, 1962-1966
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ...  Themselves 118 episodes, 1962-1966
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 117 episodes, 1962-1966
Sammy Spear and His Orchestra Sammy Spear and His Orchestra ...  Themselves / ... 115 episodes, 1962-1966
Frank Fontaine Frank Fontaine ...  Crazy Guggenheim / ... 106 episodes, 1962-1966
Greta Randall Greta Randall ...  Glea Girl / ... 102 episodes, 1962-1966
Lanita Kent Lanita Kent ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Judith Jordan ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Elaine Richards Elaine Richards ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966
Pat Sandy Pat Sandy ...  Glea Girl / ... 61 episodes, 1964-1966


In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.

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From Miami Beach, the sun and fun capital of the world, it's 'Jackie Gleason and his American Scene Magazine'!


Comedy | Music








Release Date:

29 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jackie Gleason Show: The American Scene Magazine See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original opening line for the show in its first two years on the air was "From New York City, The Entertainment Capital of the World." The "sun-and-fun capital" slogan was created upon the show's move to Miami Beach in 1964. See more »


[recurring line]
Jackie Gleason - Host: How sweet it is!
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Alternate Versions

In 1979, half-hour edits of the show were syndicated under the title "The Jackie Gleason Show." They largely consisted of Jackie's monologue, some sketches, and Joe the Bartender/Crazy Guggenheim segments. See more »


Followed by The Jackie Gleason Show (1966) See more »

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The Great One (for a reason)
4 September 2003 | by aciolinoSee all my reviews

There is nothing like it on television today. There couldn't be. This show, these types of shows were about something that's a lost art: entertainment. And this is entertainment at it's best.

For those who are too young to remember Gleason's art was the art of vaudeville, where comedy and great comic acting depended more on characterization, timing, body movement, facial expressions, as opposed to clever dialogue or cutting edge subject. And Gleason was the master of this craft, and many of these skits are Gleason at his peak.

It is a lost form and if you can see it, do.

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