Leslie Nielsen: 1926-2010 posted by November 29, 2010 Leslie Nielsen: 1926-2010
His brother Eric was Yukon's federal member of parliament for many years. So Whitehorse International Airport is named Eric Nielson. I've always hoped this amused Leslie as much as it does me!
But the switch to comedy came late. Although he was a reliable fixture in 1960s series like Peyton Place and The Protectors, Nielsen was in no sense a star when cast in Airplane! (1980). Indeed, his fortunes were low as he struggled to recover from a divorce and attendant heavy drinking.
Canadian-born comedy actor Leslie Nielsen died today of complications from pneumonia, at age 84. Many Boing Boing readers will know him best as the star of eighties schlock-LOL films such as Airplane and The Naked Gun, but man, …
One afternoon on the set of The Naked Gun, I asked Leslie Nielsen about his attitude, which always seemed so upbeat and supportive. "I'm having the time of my life," he said, "And I don't take this for granted."
A couple of nerd icons, director Irvin Kershner And actor Leslie Nielsen, passed away over the long weekend. Kershner was best known for having directed one of the greatest sci-fi films of all…
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