Leslie Neilson: Leading Man to heavy to comedy, Canada's favorite son of a Mounty gone at 84
Leslie Nielsen (1926–2010)
Leslie Nielsen was raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His father was a mountie and a strict disciplinarian. His mother was Welsh. 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... »
Wikipedia on a son of a Canadian Mountie turned Hollywood Star, remaking his career at least three times. From leading man to commander of a space ship to screw-ball comedy King.
CNN iReport of Leslie Nielson's death.
Nielsen in October 2008
|Born||Leslie William Nielsen|
February 11, 1926
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died||November 28, 2010 (aged 84)|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse||Monica Boyer (1950–1956)|
Alisande Ullman (1958–1973)
Brooks Oliver (1981–1983)
Barbaree Earl (2001–2010)