Russell Gleason


Russell Gleason Famous memorial

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 25 Dec 1945 (aged 37)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section L, Site 22333
Memorial ID 6214 View Source

Actor. Born the son of actors Lucile and James Gleason, he followed in his parents' footsteps, initially performing in their stage productions. Beginning his film career with the release of five films, including "The Sophomore" and "The Flying Fool" in 1929, he went on to act in over fifty films, the most acclaimed of which was the award-winning "All Quiet on the Western Front" in 1930. Later he co-starred with his parents in a recurring role in Republic's "Higgins Family" series. He joined the army as a Private on November 29, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. He was only 37 years old when he died in an accidental fall from a fourth floor window at the Hotel Sutton, which was used as Army barracks. His last credited film, "The Adventures of Mark Twain" (1944), was labeled by the critics as "corny". However, it was released on VHS tape in 1998.

Bio by: J.Sullivan


TEC. 4
FEBRUARY 6, 1907
DECEMBER 26, 1945

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Gleason (6 Feb 1908–25 Dec 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6214, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .