a round life

September 5, 2010 — 5 Comments

A round house built in 1958 for comedian Jackie Gleason in Peekskill, New York, had a round bed, a round shower room, round rugs, and a curved staircase -

Jackie Gleason's round house

The cantilevered house, which Gleason called “the Studio,” was luxuriously outfitted with Carrara marble terraces, maple cabinets, floors and ceilings, and elaborate electronic equipment. Gleason lived there part-time from 1959 to 1963.

“Mr. Gleason is a man of genius, and this house is a work of art,” said the real estate agency that sold the house for Gleason in 1963. George Jessel, a comedian who worked with Gleason on occasion, saw it somewhat differently: “a sort of a bar, with a built-in house.”

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5 responses to a round life

  1. 

    My father helped build JackieGleason’s round house.
    My father-a jazz musician as well, enjoyed meeting and working for Mr Gleason

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