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Russell Gleason
Birth: Feb. 6, 1907
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1945
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. Born the son of actors Lucile and James Gleason, it was only natural that he would follow 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) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Gleason (1882 - 1959)
  Lucile Webster Gleason (1888 - 1947)
 
Inscription:
TEC 4 US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section L, Grave 22333
GPS (lat/lon): 40.75278, -73.39792
 
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Record added: Aug 25, 1999
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Russell, thank you for your service to our country in the U.S. Army in World War II. Blessings on this Veterans Day. Rest in peace. XOXO
- LilyPondLane
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Russell, God bless. Rest in peace.
- LilyPondLane
 Added: Oct. 20, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Russell. Sending love and peace. God bless. XOXO
- LilyPondLane
 Added: Mar. 17, 2014
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