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Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

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Also Known As: Died: November 28, 2010
Born: February 11, 1926 Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Regina, Saskatchewan, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Spent his boyhood living near the Arctic Circle
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Served in Canadian Air Force during WWII
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Worked as a disc jockey and announcer on Canadian radio; was also a radio engineer
1949:
Moved to New York City
1950:
Made TV debut in the "Studio One" production, "Battleship Bismarck"
1954:
Moved to Hollywood when put under contract by Paramount
1956:
Played the ship's commander in the cult sci-fi movie, "Forbidden Planet"
1957:
Starred opposite Debbie Reynolds in "Tammy and the Bachelor"
1957:
Cast as Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion in "Swamp Fox," a limited series aired on "Walt Disney" (ABC)
1961:
Headlined the ABC police drama series, "The New Breed"
1965:
Portrayed Dr. Vincent Markham on the ABC primetime serial, "Peyton Place"
1966:
Co-starred in the big screen remake of "Beau Geste"
1966:
Played George Armstrong Custer in "The Plainsman"
1969:
Headlined the NBC rotating series, "The Protectors"
1970:
Cast as the head of a motion picture studio in "Bracken's World" (NBC)
1972:
Was the ship's captain in the "disaster" film, "The Poseidon Adventure"
1972:
Hosted the syndicated documentary series, "The Explorers"
1979:
Toured America in one-man stage show, "Darrow"
1979:
Portrayed the chief usher of the White House staff in the NBC miniseries, "Backstairs at the White House"
1980:
First collaboration with the Zucker brothers, "Airplane!"
1982:
Starred as bumbling detective Frank Drebin on the cult ABC sitcom "Police Squad!"; only six episodes aired
1982:
Had featured role in the horror anthology film, "Creepshow"
1984:
Had lead role of an aging health club owner in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Shaping Up"
1986:
Played recurring role of Max Muldoon, Mona's beau, on "Who's the Boss?" (ABC)
1987:
Co-starred as Barbra Streisand's murder victim in "Nuts"
1988:
Reprised television role of Frank Drebin in the big screen comedy, "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
1991:
Again played Drebin in the sequel, "Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear"
1992:
Played the man who wins the heart of Dorothy (Bea Arthur) in the finale of the NBC sitcom, "The Golden Girls"
1993:
Published a fake autobiography, <i>Leslie Nielsen: The Naked Truth</i>
1994:
Had yet another turn as Frank Drebin in "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"
1994:
Originated part of Mountie Buck Frobisher in an episode of the CBS series "Due South"; reprised role in 1996 episode
1995:
Played title role in Mel Brooks' "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"
1996:
Starred in the spoof "Spy Hard"
1997:
Had title role in live-action version of "Mr. Magoo"
1998:
Played lead in the broad comedy, "Wrongfully Accused"
1999:
Appeared as Dr. Chumley in the small screen remake of "Harvey"
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Toured America and Great Britain in one-person stage show, "Leslie Nielsen as Clarence Darrow"
2000:
Portrayed an amnesiac Kris Kringle in "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC) presentation, "Santa Who?"
2002:
Had featured role in "Men with Brooms"
2006:
Played President Harris in the comedy "Scary Movie 4"
2007:
Starred in the comedy film, "Christmas in Wonderland"
2008:
Co-starred in the comedy spoof, "Superhero Movie"

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