Sunday, November 28, 2010
Leslie Nielsen, Comedian/Actor Dead At 84
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,