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Leslie Nielsen ACTOR

Leslie Nielsen was born on February 11th, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with the birth name Leslie William Nielsen to parents, Mabel Elizabeth and Ingvard Eversen Nielsen.  He had two brothers and his family raised him in Tulita.  He had a troubled life watching his father be abusive to his mother and siblings so at the age of seventeen he left home and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained as an aerial gunner.
He first became interested in acting when he studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto.  Soon he relocated to New York to study at the New York Playhouse.  He made his television debut in 1948 in, "Studio One" and his film debut in 1956 in a musical film called, "The Vagabond King".   
Throughout his career he was the lead role in over fifty films and a number of television movies as well.  In total he appeared in over one hundred films and 150 television programs.
One of his earlier film roles in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956) lead to a long term contract with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer also known as MGM.  His career progressed with a number of roles in other such films as "Ransom" (1956), "The Opposite Sex" (1956), "Hot Summer Night" (1957), "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1957), "The Naked Gun" which was a film series from 1988-1994, "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "Airplane" (1980). 
Some of his more well known television appearances were on such series as, "Justice", "The Virginian", "The Wild Wild West", "The New Breed", "Hawaii Five-O" and also had the lead in the series, "The Bold Ones: The Protectors" (1969).
Nielsen won an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series with his role on, "Police Squad" and six years after the series was cancelled the director decided to make it into a film and called it, "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" in which Nielsen was cast in the same role portraying, Frank Deblin.
This film had two additional sequels, "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994, both very successful at the box office.  His resume continued to grow and he continued to appear in more films trying a variety of genres.  Some of his later film work was in, "Surf Ninjas" (1993), "Mr. Magoo" (1997), "Scary Movie 3" (2003) and "Scary Movie 4" (2004).
He also became involved in hosting a series of golf videos during the mid 90's and even they had sequels, "Bad Gold My Way" (1994) and "Stupid Little Golf Video" (1997).  As he began to age, he did not allow that to stop him from doing what he loved most. 
Some later life appearances were on, "Music Within" (2007), "Am American Carol" (2008) and "Spanish Movie" (2009) which was a spoof comedy similar to, "Scary Movie".      
Leslie Nielsen married a total of four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Monica Boyer whom he wed in 1950 and divorced seven years later.  His second marriage was to Alisande Ullman on September 10th, 1958 and they had two daughters, Maura and Thea, before this marriage too ended in divorce in 1974.  His third wife was, Bobbye Brooks Oliver from 1981 through 1984.  He then chose to marry for a fourth time to Barbaree Earl Nielsen in 2001 and they remained together until November 28th, 2010 when Nielsen passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from complications from pneumonia. 
Nielsen was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2002 was named an honorary citizen of West Virginia and an "Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill".  In  2003 he was awarded the ACTRA Award of Excellence from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists.  

2012 The Waterman Movie
2011 Stonerville
2009 Spanish Movie
2009 Stan Helsing
2008 Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
2008 An American Carol 
2008 Superhero Movie
2007 Robson Arms
2007 Music Within
2006 Scary Movie 4 
2005 Odd Job Jack
2004-2005 Zeroman 
2004 The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
2003 Chilly Beach
2003 Noël Noël
2003 Scary Movie 3 
2002 Men with Brooms 
2001 Kevin of the North
2001 Liography (TV series) 
2001 Camouflage 
2000 Santa Who? 
2000 2001: A Space Travesty
2000 Pumper Pups
1999 Due South 
1999 Pirates: 3D Show 
1998 Wrongfully Accused 
1998 Safety Patrol
1997 Mr. Magoo
1997 Family Plan 
1997 National Geographic Video: The Savage Garden 
1996 Spy Hard 
1994-1996 Due South 
1996 Harvey 
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree 
1995 Rent-a-Kid 
1995 S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago 
1994 Digger 
1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 
1994 Evening Shade 
1994 Katie and Orbie 
1993 Surf Ninjas 
1993 Herman's Head
1992 The Golden Girls 
1991 Chance of a Lifetime 
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood 
1991 All I Want for Christmas
1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 
1990 Repossessed 
1989 Dangerous Curves 
1989 The Railway Dragon
1988 Day by Day 
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
1987-1988 Who's the Boss? 
1987 Home Is Where the Hart Is
1987 Father Dowling Mysteries
1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery 
1987 Nuts
1987 Nightstick 
1987 Highway to Heaven
1987 Race for the Bomb 
1985-1986 Murder, She Wrote
1986 Soul Man
1986 The Patriot 
1985 227 
1985 Striker's Mountain 
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater
1985 Blade in Hong Kong
1985 Finder of Lost Loves 
1985 Hotel 
1985 Reckless Disregard 
1985 Murder Among Friends
1984 Shaping Up
1983 The Creature Wasn't Nice
1983 Cave In!
1983 The Night the Bridge Fell Down 
1982 Police Squad! 
1982 Creepshow 
1982 Wrong Is Right 
1982 Twilight Theater
1982 Foxfire Light 
1981 Aloha Paradise
1981 A Choice of Two 
1980 Prom Night
1980 Airplane! 
1980 The Littlest Hobo
1980 The Chisholms
1978-1980 Fantasy Island
1980 OHMS
1979 City on Fire 
1979 Riel 
1977-1979 The Love Boat
1979 Vega$ 
1979 Backstairs at the White House
1979 Institute for Revenge 
1979 The Albertans 
1978 Little Mo 
1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? 
1977 Lucan
1977 The Amsterdam Kill
1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie 
1977 Viva Knievel! 
1977 Day of the Animals 
1977 Sixth and Main 
1976 Project: Kill
1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery 
1976 S.W.A.T.
1976 Grand Jury 
1975 Swiss Family Robinson 
1971-1975 Columbo 
1973-1975 Cannon
1975 Kung Fu 
1975 Lucas Tanner
1975 The Rookies
1974 Kojak 
1974 Ironside
1974 The Manhunter
1968-1974 Hawaii Five-O 
1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco son
1973-1974 The Evil Touch 
1974 Can Ellen Be Saved? 
1973 Barnaby Jones 
1965-1973 The F.B.I. 
1973 The Return of Charlie Chan
1973 Amanda Fallon 
1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 
1973 The Letters 
1973 Snatched 
1973 M*A*S*H 
1973 ...And Millions Die! 
1972 The Poseidon Adventure 
1972 Assignment Vienna 
1972 Mod Squad 
1972 Norman Corwin Presents
1971 They Call It Murder
1971 Medical Center 
1971 Bearcats! 
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 
1971 Sarge 
1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1971 Monty Nash 
1971 Incident in San Francisco
1970 Bracken's World 
1970 The Red Skelton Hour
1970 Hauser's Memory
1970 The Aquarians
1970 Night Slaves
1970 The Name of the Game
1969-1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors 
1970 Four Rode Out 
1969 Change of Mind
1964-1969 The Virginian 
1969 How to Commit Marriage 
1969 The Big Valley
1969 Trial Run 
1969 Gunsmoke
1968 Companions in Nightmare
1968 Dayton's Devils 
1968 Shadow Over Elveron
1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1968 It Takes a Thief
1967 Cimarron Strip
1967 Rosie! 
1967 Counterpoint 
1967 Judd for the Defense
1967 The Reluctant Astronaut 
1959-1967 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1967 Gunfight in Abilene
1967 Bonanza 
1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1967 Code Name: Heraclitus
1966 Beau Geste
1966 The Plainsman 
1966 Run for Your Life
1966 The Farmer's Daughter
1965 Dr. Kildare 
1965 The Wild Wild West
1965 Convoy 
1965 The Loner
1963-1965 Ben Casey 
1965 Peyton Place 
1965 Dark Intruder 
1965 Harlow 
1963-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1964-1965 The Defenders
1964 Daniel Boone
1960-1964 Wagon Train
1963-1964 The Fugitive 
1964 See How They Run
1964 Night Train to Paris 
1964 The Doctors and the Nurses
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1963 Channing
1960-1962 Route 66
1961-1962 The New Breed 
1962 Playdate 
1958-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961 The Islanders
1960 Naked City 
1959-1960 G.E. True Theater
1960 Thriller 
1960 Moment of Fear 
1960 The Untouchables 
1959 Goodyear Theatre 
1959 Rawhide
1958-1959 Playhouse 90
1958 First Performance
1958 The Sheepman 
1957 Tammy and the Bachelor 
1957 Hot Summer Night
1956 The Vagabond Kid
1956 Forbidden Planet
1956 Ransom!
1950-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1949-1954 Studio One in Hollywood 
1954 Justice 
1952-1954 Danger 
1954 Love Story
1954 The Man Behind the Badge 
1950-1954 Kraft Theatre 
1953 Medallion Theatre
1951-1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1950-1953 The Web
1953 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1952-1953 Tales of Tomorrow
1950-1953 Suspense 
1951-1953 Goodyear Playhouse 
1952 Short Short Dramas 
1950-1952 Lights Out 
1952 CBS Television Workshop 
1950-1951 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1951 Out There
1951 Starlight Theatre
1951 Sure As Fate
1950 The Magnavox Theatre
1950 The Clock
1950 The Trap
1950 Stage 13
1950 Actor's Studio 

Matinee Classics - Project: Kill starring Leslie Nielsen, Gary Lockwood, Nancy Kwan, Vic Silayan, Vic Diaz and Galen Thompson
Matinee Classics - They Call it Murder starring Jim Hutton, Lloyd Bochner, Jo Ann Pflug, Robert J. Wilke, Edward Asner, Bill Elliott, Miriam Colon, Jessica Walter, Carmen Mathews, Leslie Nielsen, Nita Talbot, Vaughn Taylor and Vic Tayback
Matinee Classics - Tales of Tomorrow TV - Leslie Nielsen in Appointment on Mars
Matinee Classics - The Bold Ones starring E.G. Marshall, David Hartman, John Saxon, Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, Hal Holbrook and Michael Tolan
Matinee Classics - Forbidden Planet starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielson, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, George Wallace, Bob Dix, Jimmy Thompson, James Drury and Robby the Robot

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