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Monday, November 29, 2010

Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead at Age 84

Canadian-born actor Leslie Nielsen began his career in the 1950's- when he starred in motion pictures such as the sci-fi classic 'The Forbidden Planet.'


Mr. Nielsen played the ship captain in the 1972 Irwin Allen disaster movie 'The Poseidon Adventure-' but Nielsen's popularity really took off featuring the actor's deadpan humor with the 1980 comedy classic 'Airplane.'

Mr. Nielsen's new-found comedy roles continued throughout the 1980's and 90's in films featuring his character Lt. Frank Drebin from the short 1980's TV series 'Police Squad-' and Mr. Nielsen continued working into the 21st Century with films such as 'All I Want for Christmas-' 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It'  and 'Spy Hard.'


Leslie Nielsen was born February 11 1926 in Regina- Saskatchewan- and passed away Sunday in Fort Lauderdale FL at age 84 from complications from pneumonia-leaving behind his wife Barbaree- two daughters and millions of appreciative fans. 
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