Leslie Nielsen was bornon 11 February 1926 in Regina, Canadian, American. Leslie Nielsen was one of the established Canadian-American actors who made it big in the world of entertainment with his versatile acting. Starting off as an Air Force officer, he soon got relieved from his duties and joined the entertainment buzz world as a disc jockey. No sooner he received a scholarship from Neighbourhood Playhouse which helped him make a debut on television in 1948. In a short span, he made more than 50 television appearances. In 1956, he made his entry into the big screen and rest as they say is history. He continued to show his talent throughout his career - appearing in more than 100 films and 1500 television shows. In his career spanning a little over six decades, he played more than 220 characters. Interestingly, Nielsen acted in various genres - be it drama, comedy or serious roles but earned much admiration as a comedian. He was bestowed with numerous awards in his lifetime including induction into the Hollywood and Canadian Hall of Fame.
In 2010, he was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia at the Florida hospital
The success of the film, ‘The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!’ led to release of two sequels ‘The Naked Gun 2�: The Smell of Fear’ and ‘Naked Gun 33 33⅓: The Final Insult’, which was released in 1991 and 1994 respectively
He was seen in several films including the all-star disaster epic ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, ‘Project: Kill’, ‘The Amsterdam Kill’ and ‘City on Fire’The decade of 1980s proved to be a turning point in his career as he re-invented himself as a comedian and appeared as Dr Shirley Rumack in the film, ‘Airplane!’ which proved to be a breakthrough in his career
He followed the 1970s decade with a string of films which were low on quality
In the 1960s decade, he was seen both in television and a couple of films including, ‘The New Breed’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and ‘The Bold Ones: The Protectors’
Year 1956 proved to be an important one in his career graph as he launched himself in the film fraternity with the film, ‘The Vagabond King’
In the mid-1950s, he moved to Hollywood to make his mark on the big screen