Actor Leslie Nielsen Dies At 84

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Another one of Hollywood’s greatest has passed away and joined our Creator.

Leslie Nielsen, an American actor and comedian, died last Sunday due to complications on pneumonia at the age of 84. Before his death, he has been in the hospital for almost two weeks. Fans are saddened by the news because Nielsen has been loved by the public due to his roles in “Airplane!” and “Naked Gun”.

Born in February 11, 1926 to a policeman father and a Welsh immigrant mother where he started acting professionally in televisions shows in New York City. It was only in the 50’s and 60’s that he became known as an actor with films such as the Forbidden Planet and Tammy and the Bachelor. But when it comes being known as a comedian, Airplane! was the one that made him lovable to people as he portrayed his version of straight-laced hero roles that made it look hilarious yet very funny. After Airplane! came another comedy film called The Naked Gun in which he played a police officer called Frank Drebin. Then came more comedy films where he spoofed other characters such as Dracula in Dracula: Dead and Loving It, and a spy in Spy Hard.

He was married four times: Monica Boyer (1950–1956), Alisande Ullman (1958–1973), with whom he had two children named Maura and Thea Nielsen, Brooks Oliver (1981–1983) and Barbaree Earl (2001–2010, his death)

Truly, the public and his family are saddened by the loss of a great actor in Hollywood. According to a representative from Nielsen’s family, “We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60 year career in motion pictures and television.” He will truly be remembered for his great works and lovable personality that he bought in his films, which made him lovable to people as well


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