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Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. His acting career started at a much earlier age when he was forced to lie to his father in order to avoid severe punishment. Leslie starred in over fifty films and many more television films. One of his two brothers became the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the film and television industries. Leslie Nielsen died at age 84 of complications from pneumonia on November 28, 2010.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Leslie Nielsen -- One Final Fart Joke

Leslie Nielsen -- One Final Fart Joke

Here lies the late, great Leslie Nielsen in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, FL ... where the "Airplane" star was immortalized on his gravestone with the exact fart-inspired epitaph he… READ MORE >

Leslie Nielsen's Last Movie -- In Limbo

Leslie Nielsen's Last Movie -- In Limbo

Leslie Nielsen's last movie -- a small budget animated film -- may never see the light of day ... because after Leslie voiced his part ... producers couldn't afford to pay for the final animation.… READ MORE >

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Leslie Nielsen -- The Beaver Connection

Leslie Nielsen -- The Beaver Connection

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TMZ Live: Oksana, Willie Nelson, and Leslie Nielsen

TMZ Live:
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Leslie Nielsen's Kevin Bacon Connection

Leslie Nielsen's Kevin Bacon Connection

Leslie Nielsen -- who died yesterday -- is forever entangled in Hollywood -- so much so ... there's even a Kevin Bacon connection!So how did the careers of Leslie and Kevin intersect?Check out the… READ MORE >

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Leslie Nielsen Dies

Leslie Nielsen
Dies

Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84.His agent tells TMZ Nielsen… READ MORE >

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