Monday, May 16, 2011

Musical Gleason

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?'"  

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