Leslie Nielsen Overview:

Character actor, Leslie Nielsen, was born Leslie William Nielsen on Feb 11, 1926 in Regina, Canada. Nielsen died at the age of 84 on Nov 28, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, FL .


Tall, blonde-haired Canadian actor, at his best in early years as treacherous charmers.. A former radio announcer and disc jockey (following war service with the Royal Canadian Air Force), he made his TV debut as an actor in 1949. Becoming one of the medium's most prolific performers, he entered films six years later and did exceptionally well to maintain near-star status in a career that never really went anywhere until he brought his startled stare to zany comedy from 1980. A huge hit in the cult TV comedy series Police Squad, he went on to become an international celebrity as the hapless, poker-faced hero of the Naked Gun films and other wacky spoofs of varying film genres. Nephew of Jean Hersholt.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Nielsen was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame .

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Big Stars on the Small Screen: as The Swamp Fox

By Bernardo Villela on Mar 21, 2014 From The Movie Rat

Introduction as The Swamp Fox A few other things that come to mind when I think of Disney are apparent in the series ?The Swamp Fox.? They are the association with music (while both the theme songs are good, Elfego Baca?s doesn?t have the earworm quality of this one. The next is the ... Read full article

In Memory: (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) .

By Dawn on Nov 30, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian–American actor and comedian. Nielsen performed in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jock... Read full article

In Memoriam: , 1926-2010

By Carrie on Nov 29, 2010 From True Classics

True Classics is saddened by the recent passing of . Born in 1926, he died on November 28th, 2010 in his sleep due to complications from pneumonia. Though not one of the classic film actors we frequently review here at True Classics, he was certainly a gem of acting and films. Many of ... Read full article

God Speed

By Google profile on Nov 29, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. (1926-2010) Oh Leslie, you broke my heart yesterday when you passed away. I don't ever think I got a chance to really express how much I appreciated you. Let me take a mome... Read full article

New Discovery - Young

By Google profile on Jun 2, 2008 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I have made a new discovery. Well not, exactly new, since it's about 50 years ago, but "new" to me at least. was HOT. Yes, I have a humongous crush on the young Leslie Niels... Read full article

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Leslie Nielsen Quotes:

Charlie Telfer: That's right. Trick or treat.

[to Altaira]
Commander John J. Adams: I'm in command of 18 competitively selected super-perfect physical specimens with an average age of 24.6 who have been locked up in hyperspace for 378 days. It would have served you right if I hadn't... and he... oh go on, get out of here before I have you run out of the area under guard - and then I'll put more guards on the guards!

Robby: Morbius. Morbius!
Dr. Edward Morbius: What?
Robby: Something is approaching from the southwest. It is now quite close.
[they run to the windows and look out, but see nothing]
Commander John J. Adams: Could Robby be wrong?
Dr. Edward Morbius: No. Never.
[an invisible force rips down the trees; Morbius closes the steel shutters over the windows]
Dr. Edward Morbius: I feel sorry for you, young man.
Commander John J. Adams: Feel sorry for your daughter, Morbius.
Altaira: It's listening.
[the monster pounds on the steel shielding, denting it]
Dr. Edward Morbius: Alta, go into my study.
Commander John J. Adams: You still refuse to face the truth.
Dr. Edward Morbius: What truth?
Commander John J. Adams: Morbius, that thing out there - it's you.
Dr. Edward Morbius: You're insane. How else would you have led it here, where Alta must see you torn to pieces?
Commander John J. Adams: You still think she's immune? She's joined herself to me, body and soul!
Altaira: Yes, and whatever comes, forever.
Dr. Edward Morbius: Say it's a lie. Shout, let it hear you out there! Tell it you don't love this man!
Altaira: Not even if I could.
[the steel shielding begins to break]
Dr. Edward Morbius: Stop it, Robby! Don't let it in! Kill it, Robby!
[Robby shorts out]
Commander John J. Adams: It's no use. He knows it's your other self.
[steel shielding breaks; they run]

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Attended the Chiller Theater Expo in Parsippany, New Jersey along with actress Jamie Luner of "Profiler" (1996), John Schneider, Angie Dickinson, Brian O'Halloran, Danny Woodburn, David Hedison, Erik Estrada, Audra Lynn and Barry Williams on October 24th, 2008.

In the Fall of 2003, the Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada opened the Leslie Nielsen School of Communications, with the actor on hand for the ceremony.

Older brother was a high-ranking Canadian politician. Eric Nielsen was the Government Leader of the Yukon Territory before becoming a Member of Parliment and the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He died from a massive heart attack on September 4, 2008 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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