Leslie Nielsen Dies age 84

Nov 30, 10 Leslie Nielsen Dies age 84

It was a low budget film that launched a series of hilarious comedy skits.
And the plane! Leslie Nielsen was a superstar – an icon with one-liner.

But Nielsen, who died of pneumonia at the age of 84, was a serious player until it strikes comedy gold in 54 that the unfortunate doctor on the plane! ”Certainly you can not be serious,” said one airline passenger to Nielsen character in the 1980 disaster film send-up click.
“I’m serious – and do not call me Shirley,” was the reply impassive. He managed to get a reputation further with the Police Squad TV show and movie Naked Gun. The son of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, he had a career spanning over 60 years in television and film, appearing in over 100 films – including his role as captain of the ship in The Poseidon Adventure in 1972.

The success of the plane! leads to a similar role in the fraudulent crime television police squad, where he first played Detective Frank Drebin accident-prone. Despite good reviews, only six episodes were made by ABC. But he continued to make three films that the character of the Naked Gun series with opposite Priscilla Presley and OJ Simpson And he continued to show his serious side in the 1990s in a theatrical one-man civil rights lawyer Clarence Darrow, saying: “I want to do theater and silent and be accepted at once.” Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1926 his father strict policeman – who was beaten as a child – and a Welsh mother, he was trained as air gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He became a disc jockey before going into action. The father of two divorced three times and married his fourth wife, Barbaree Earl, in 2001.

Canada, whose late brother Erik was a deputy prime minister of the country, lived in Paradise Valley, Arizona, but died in hospital in Florida on Sunday. And though this famous line in the plane! was one of hundreds of gags effort he made during his brilliant career, he was, everyone remembered as tributes were paid to him yesterday. Fellow comedian Russell Brand wrote on Twitter: “.. RIP Leslie Nielsen, Shirley, we will miss him.” And former Guns N ‘Roses Slash rock star wrote: “One of my all time favorite comedians Wow, what a waste … and do not call me Shirley .. ”

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