Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

Leslie Nielsen, star of The Naked Gun movies has passed away at the age of 84.  Nielsen is also remembered for appearing in Airplane!, The Forbidden Planet, Scary Movie 3 and 4, and Dracula:  Dead and Loving It.  Nielsen was primarily a dramatic actor until his appearance in 1980s Airplane! which was his first comedic role.  In 1982, Nielsen starred in the TV series Police Squad! which, while canceled after only six episodes, spawned the Naked Gun movie series.