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Jul 13, 1987 Vol. 28 No. 2

A Fond Goodbye to the Great One

July 13, 1987

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A Fond Goodbye to the Great One

Jackie Gleason Had An Appetite for Life That Was as Big as His Gift for Laughter. At 71, He Succumbed to a Three-Month Battle With Colon Cancer

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