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    Leslie Nielsen Dies

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=131655083

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. November 28, 2010, 09:26 pm ET
    Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.
    His agent John S. Kelly says Nielsen died Sunday at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale where he was being treated for pneumonia.
    The Canadian-born Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York. With a craggily handsome face, blond hair and 6-foot-2 height, he seemed ideal for a movie leading man.
    He quickly became known as a serious actor, although behind the camera he was a prankster. That was an aspect of his personality never exploited, however, until "Airplane!" was released in 1980 and became a huge hit.

    Pretty crazy, Leslie Nielsen was basically the height of comedy as I was growing up. Slapstick is truly dead.

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    Nielsen was awesome. May he rest in peace.

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    Man...he did some good funny.
    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

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    One of his non-comedic roles:

    YouTube - Leslie Nielsen losing his cool

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    He was also part of the film that helped to legitimize science fiction as a genre in film.
    YouTube - Leslie Nielsen in Forbidden Planet Trailer

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    Crumby audio but still worth it.

    YouTube - The Naked Gun Trilogy- Funniest Moments

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    So sad I loved him in Wrongfully Accused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmutlvx View Post
    He was also part of the film that helped to legitimize science fiction as a genre in film.
    I finally watched that about two weeks ago - good stuff!

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