The serious side of funny people
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Jackie Gleason( CBS )
Funny resume: Most well-known for "The Honeymooners" and "The Jackie Gleason Show"
Serious turns: "Gigot," "The Hustler"
Did it work?: He was nominated for an Oscar in "The Hustler," and got good reviews for Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight," but despite those accolades, less-than-stellar critiques of films such as "Gigot" and other dramatic roles were not always kind. He will be best remembered as lovable Ralph Kramden, with Audrey Meadows' Alice by his side.