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Leslie Nielsen
Birth: Feb. 11, 1926
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Nov. 28, 2010
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA

Actor. Born Leslie William Nielsen, he was a World War II-era Royal Canadian Air Force veteran. He attended the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts and Neighborhood Playhouse (New York City actor's training school) before beginning steady television work in the late 1940s. In the 1950s he began film work, with his role in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956) establishing him as a leading man. One of Nielsen's most memorable dramatic roles was the ship's captain in 1972's "The Poseidon Adventure". He fit perfectly with the producers' concept of dramatic actors doing comedy in 1980's "Airplane!", a spoof of disaster epics including "The Poseidon Adventure". As Dr. Rumack, he became an icon with deadpan exchanges, including "Surely you can't be serious?" "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." In 1982 Nielsen attained stardom with a new generation in ABC's "Police Squad", a parody of television police dramas, reprising the role in the successful "Naked Gun" films. He remained active nearly until his death, with his final credit being a voice role in the flash animation "The Waterman Movie", which was pending release when he died. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Evergreen Cemetery
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA
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Record added: Nov 28, 2010
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"Let er Rip" I bet your still going strong! RIP Leslie, hope to meet you one day on the other side, I need a good laugh. I also did love you in dramatic roles, you could really play a villain too!
- Julie
 Added: Mar. 27, 2015
Thank you for your service in World War II.
- Acog
 Added: Mar. 9, 2015
I hope where you are it "smells good"...that's for sure. Rest in peace Leslie, you done good.
- Andy D. Martin
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015
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