Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Nielsen-Lt. Frank Drebin Dies at 84

IMDb has a good piece on actor Leslie Nielsen (1926-2010), who died on Sunday.  Nielsen was known for his dramatic roles and television work until he appeared in the 1980 spoof of airline disaster films, Airplane!  That began Nielsen's second public life as a comic actor, appearing primarily in spoofs such as The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! and its sequels.

Twenty-two years ago, I laughed until I cried watching the first Naked Gun movie, but I'm also a fan of another well-known flick in which Nielsen starred, the sci-fi classic, Forbidden Planet.  Rest in peace, Mr. Nielsen.

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