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Leslie Nielsen
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth 2017


: 11 February 1926


: Aquarius


: 28 November 2010


: 84 years


  • Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer
When was Leslie Nielsen born?11 February 1926
When did Leslie Nielsen die? / Died28 November 2010
How many years did Leslie Nielsen live? / Lived84 years
Zodiac sign:Aquarius

Leslie Nielsen facts

  • He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters
  • Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Making his acting debut in 1948, he made more than 50 television appearances two years later
  • Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s, with Nielsen crossing genres in both television and films
  • Although his notable performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s and the early 1990s, after being cast against type for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!
  • In his routines, Nielsen specialized in his portrayal of characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings, which gave him a reputation as a comedian
  • Airplane! marked Nielsen's turning point, which made him "the Olivier of spoofs" according to film critic Roger Ebert; his work on the film also led to further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, which are based on their earlier short-lived television series Police Squad!, in which he also starred
  • Nielsen received a variety of awards and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame

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