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Leslie Neilsen was an actor known for his deadpan comic delivery in such films as Airplane! and The Naked Gun
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He assumed the production's title role and toured the U.S., proving there is a serious actor behind the funnyman.
Most recently, Nielsen has returned to the slapstick genre appearing in the spoof Titanic Too: It Missed the Iceberg (2000),
and the sci-fi comedy 2001: A Space Travesty (2000).
Nielsen's impressive career included more than 200 films and television programs. The actor was married and divorced three times, but finally settled down with longtime friend Barbaree Earl.
Nielsen died on November 28, 2010, of complications from pneumonia. The actor was surrounded by family and friends at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the time of his death. He was 84 years old.
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