People forget that the great Jackie Gleason sold millions of records of his musical arrangements of love songs. In a 1985 piece by Pete Hamill in New York Magazine, Gleason explained when he learned the importance of music:
"I saw Clark Gable in a picture. He's on a couch with a broad. Nothing's happening. Then the music starts, and Gable is the most romantic son of a bitch you ever saw. And I say to myself, 'If Gable needs strings, what about some poor schmuck from Brooklyn?'"