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    RIP Leslie Neilsen

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...est=latestnews

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in the "Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.
    His agent John S. Kelly says Nielsen died Sunday at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale where he was being treated for pneumonia.
    The Canadian-born Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York. With a craggily handsome face, blond hair and 6-foot-2 (2.3-meter) height, he seemed ideal for a movie leading man.
    He quickly became known as a serious actor, although behind the camera he was a prankster. That was an aspect of his personality never exploited, however, until "Airplane!" was released in 1980 and became a huge hit.

    sad day indeed...
    Alex

    ---------- Post added at 04:02 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:00 AM ----------

    i even spelled his name wrong in the title. sorry!
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    I loved his movies and brand of dry humor. He will be missed!

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    That he will. I loved the naked gun movies.
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    His deadpan approach to humor was great. He actually did narration for some NAT-GEO stuff where he brought a little levity to what some consider a dry subject. He will totally be missed. May he rest in peace knowing that wherever he goes, he will bring a smile to God himself.
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    "Surely you can't be serious"
    "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"


    RIP Leslie.
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

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