Jackie Gleason and Don Shula
With a flair for the dramatic and a whip-smart sense of humor, it’s only fitting that Jackie Gleason’s mausoleum is endowed with a dreamy inscription: “And away we go.” After making his name in Hollywood and capturing the nation’s heart through such hits as The Jackie Gleason Show and The Honeymooners, the multi-faceted performer moved himself and his production facilities to Miami Beach, where he filmed at what is now The Fillmore.
Buried here, too, is Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL History. Shula passed away in 2020, and while the Graham family may have erased his name from the golf course, hotel and steakhouse that put Miami Lakes on the map, you can still remember him every time you book it down his eponymous expressway. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, 11411 NW 25th St, Doral