Remembering Leslie Nielsen

A look back at the life of the comedy legend.



    Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010) The Canadian actor, famous for making audiences laugh in hundreds of films, passed away on Nov. 28 at age 84. Take a look back at some highlights in the life and career of the funny star, seen here in "The Naked Gun" (1988). (AP) Follow on Twitter.


    Famous Line Among many notable appearances, the actor will be best remembered for the line in "Airplane!," "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley." (Reuters) Follow on Twitter.


    Leslie in 'Wrongfully Accused' Aug. 1998: Leslie stars in the comedy "Wrongfully Accused" where he and Melinda McGraw spoof the famous scene from the "Titanic." (Reuters)


    Leslie and His Wife March 28, 2008: The actor and his wife Barbaree attend the premiere of the spoof comedy, "Superhero Movie" in Los Angeles. Barbaree is his fourth wife. The pair married in 2001. (Reuters) Follow on Twitter.


    'The Naked Gun' 1988: The actor gets his first starring role as Lt. Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad."  The movie was a smash hit, and he reprised the role several times over the years in sequels and spoofs. (Reuters) Follow on Twitter.


    Star on the Toronto Walk of Fame June 1, 2001: The Canadian actor unveils his star on the Toronto Walk of Fame. (Reuters) Follow on Twitter.


    Leslie as 'Dracula' He also starred in Mel Brooks' 1995 horror parody, "Dracula: Dead and Loving It."  (AP) Follow on Twitter.


    'Police Squad' Leslie starred on the short-lived TV series "Police Squad" in 1982. (Paramount Home Video) Follow on Twitter.


    'Forbidden Planet' A young Leslie stars in the 1956 sci-fi flick, "Forbidden Planet" with Anne Francis and Robby the Robot. (MGM) Follow on Twitter.
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