A Retrospective with Dr. Ira Epstein
Jackie Gleason is best remembered
for his comedy, on television in his
popular series The Honeymooners, and
in the Smokey and the Bandit movies.
He is less well remembered for his
dramatic roles, such as that of Minnesota
Fats in The Hustler, for which he was
nominated for an academy award.
his comed l explore
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with Dr. Ira Epstein
Ira Epstein served as professor and chairperson of the Communication
Skills Department at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, where he
continues to serve as Professor Emeritus, and as an assistant professor
in the School of Education at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His lectures to
adults on comedy and music have been enthusiastically received and
he continues to speak at synagogues, senior centers, JCCs, libraries and
elderhostels and at meetings of national organizations such as The
National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah and B’nai Brith.
Thursday, March 19
Richmond Hill Library
118-14 Hillside Avenue
Train: J, Z to 121 Street
Bus: Q10, Q55, Q56
Admission is free. www.queenslibrary.org
This program is funded by fees collected by Queens Library.
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