Sunday, November 28, 2010
LESLIE NEILSEN (FEBRUARY 11, 1926 - NOVEMBER 28, 2010)
Leslie Neilsen, the Canadian-born actor who launched a very successful second career in comedic roles, has died at the age of 84 from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Nielsen starred in a number of genre roles, including FORBIDDEN PLANET, PROM NIGHT, and CREEPSHOW. He also played in many TV shows, including TALES OF TOMORROW, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, and TWILIGHT ZONE. He is, of course, best known for his roles in comedy pictures like THE NAKED GUN and AIRPLANE! Mr. Nielsen also starred in genre send-ups such as DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT, REPOSSESSED, and SCARY MOVIE 3 and 4. Leslie Neilsen is survived by his wife and two daughters.