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James Gleason

  • Birth 23 May 1882 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 12 Apr 1959 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section D, Sacred Heart 368
  • Memorial ID 4518

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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  • Added: 10 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4518
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Gleason (23 May 1882–12 Apr 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4518, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .