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Paul Gleason

American actor (1939-2006).

Born May 4th, 1939 in Jersey City.

Died May 27th, 2006 at 67 years old in Burbank (mesothelioma). [ref]

actor, baseball player, film actor, film producer, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor

Paul Gleason, a beloved actor, passed away quietly on May 27, 2006, at the age of 67. Gleason was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and rose to fame in the 1980s, appearing in films such as The Breakfast Club, Die Hard, and Ghostbusters II. Throughout his lifetime he had countless TV and film roles, along with notable parts in the TV drama series Parenthood and L.A. Law. Gleason was also part of the Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes touring company in the late 1960s. He was an example of hard work and perseverance to everyone who knew him. Gleason is survived by his three children, Ariel, Thomas, and Luke, as well as his many fans and admirers. He will be deeply missed.

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. Thornton Wilder