Sunday, June 30, 2013

Famous Fictional Characters: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden - NY, NY

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Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden
New York, NY
Topic: Famous Fictional Characters 

GPS: N40° 45.380; W073° 59.450

Quick Description:

Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden is located on the southeast corner of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Long Description:

An 8' high, 4,000 pound bronze statue of Jackie Gleason is depicted in his role as bus driver Ralph Kramden from the iconic situation comedy The Honeymooners.  The sculpture was created by Lawrence J Nowlan, Jr. as part of an ongoing project by the re-run network TV Land to create sculptures of iconic television characters.

Ralph Kramden shown while walking to his job as a bus driver. He is dressed in a bus drivers uniform - a cap with badge, long trousers, waist length jacket, and tie. He is holding a lunch box in his right hand while his left hand is touching the collar of his jacket.

 A plaque on the low pedestal is inscribed:

Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden
Bus Driver - Raccoon Lodge Treasurer - Dreamer
Presented by the People of TV Land

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