Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leslie Nielsen, Comedian/Actor Dead At 84

Leslie Nielsen, the actor whose longtime career took a sudden turn from drama into comedy with spoofs like "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," has died at age 84, his family said Sunday.
Nielsen was born in Canada and his career extended for decades, back to the early days of television.
Nielsen's really big break came in 1980 when he was cast as the doctor on a plane in the hit comedy "Airplane." Though he had played roles in TV dramas and other parts, Airplane launched a huge second career for Nielsen who became a kind of comic icon.
Nielsen died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

1 comment:

lolade said...

I absolutely loved Leslie! He made my growing up years a blast! May he rest in peace.