Leslie Nielsen, comic actor and Airplane! star, dies

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Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died at the age of 84.

He died in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being treated for pneumonia, his agent John S Kelly said.

Canadian-born Nielsen started out as a serious actor but in 1980, his role as a hapless doctor in the disaster spoof film Airplane! made him a comic star.

In all, he appeared in more than 100 films and had a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

“With his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” his nephew Doug Nielsen told the AFP news agency.


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RIP Leslie
:clap:


#3

:frowning: “surely you can"t be serious?”
“I am serious,and stop calling me Shirley”

his nonsense will be missed :flower:


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R.I.P LN

Lt. Frank Drebin: "Nice beaver!
Pricilla Presley:[I]thank you[/I], I just had it stuffed"
Classic…:bigsmile:

“Oh, it’s all right. I’m sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn’t that right, Mr. … Poopy Pants?”


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RIP Leslie!


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MIr-S6mwFk :bow:


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A great loss to the world of comedy. :sad:

I’ve been a big fan of Leslie Nielsen since the first ‘Police Squad!’ episodes were aired.

I could never understand why that series originally bombed so badly in the US.

Anyway here’s my favourite clip.

[B]Wombler[/B]


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“Einmann kam rein und erschoss Zweimann…” :smiley:


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[QUOTE=Wombler;2561261]A great loss to the world of comedy. :sad:

I’ve been a big fan of Leslie Nielsen since the first ‘Police Squad!’ episodes were aired.

I could never understand why that series originally bombed so badly in the US.

Anyway here’s my favourite clip.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

Loved that clip also, it is more or less a play on the Abbott and Costello skit of Who’s on first

He will be sorely missed :frowning: R.I.P.