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James Gleason
Birth: May 23, 1882
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1959
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in New York City, he was a popular character performer for three decades appearing in over 150 films. After serving in World War I, he began performing on Broadway and made his film debut in "Count of Ten" (1928). In the 1930s, he played police Inspector Oscar Piper in a series of murder mystery films. He received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role as Max 'Pop' Corkle in the movie, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941). His many other credits included "A Free Soul" (1931), "West Point of the Air" (1935), "A Guy Named Joe" (1943), "This Man's Navy" (1945), "The Clock" (1945), "What Price Glory ?" (1952), "Suddenly" (1954) and "The Last Hurrah" (1958). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lucile Webster Gleason (1888 - 1947)*
 
 Children:
  Russell Gleason (1907 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, Sacred Heart 368
 
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Record added: Feb 10, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4518
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
James, I watched you and your buddy, Robert Armstrong, in the movie, "Oh, Yeah?", last night and really enjoyed it. God bless. Rest in peace. XOXO
- LilyPondLane
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
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