Monday, November 29, 2010

...and don't call me Shirley

 Leslie Nielsen died yesterday, November 28th.  His was a familiar face through out our life.  He played mostly dramatic /leading figure roles on television and on the big screen throughout the first part of his career which spanned 60 years. The second half of his career changed drastically when he starred in the movie AIRPLANE!.  It was here Nielson played a comedic role straight.  AIRPLANE! took Nielsen's career into a whole new stratosphere.  For that last three decades Nielsen played the straight-funnyman.  My personal favorite is the short lived cop show spoof POLICE SQUAD which led to the NAKED GUN movies.  Leslie Nielsen will be missed.
Leslie Nielson & Anne Francis  in The Forbidden Planet (1956)
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