Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Best known as Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners.” The Theater broadcast his television variety show from 1964-1970. It was built in 1950 as part of the Miami Beach Convention Center Complex. Originally called the Miami Beach Auditorium, it became the Theater of Performing Arts in 1976.
On July 16, 1987 the City Commission voted to rename the theater in his honor. The Jackie Gleason Theater. The renaming of the theater was especially appropriate because Gleason was not only a comedian. He was also a musician, a composer and a dramatic actor. Gleason said, “Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world.”
Location. 25° 47.576′ N, 80° 7.95′ W. Marker is in Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Jackie Gleason Drive south of Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami Beach FL 33139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium (a few steps from this marker); First Church on Miami Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 0.3 miles away); José Martí (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carlos J. Finlay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melvin J. Richard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Egyptian Filling Station (approx. half a mile away); Barbara Baer Capitman (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami Beach.
Also see . . . Jackie Gleason. (Submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.