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Leslie Nielsen

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.

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Feb 11, 1926 In Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tales of Tomorrow 1951-08-03
Latest Project:
Series Robson Arms 2005-06-17

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of WWE Raw
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of Columbo
Robson Arms Unknown 2005-06-17
MythBusters Unknown 2003-01-23
Chilly Beach Unknown 2003-09-03
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Due South Unknown 1994-04-23
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Who's the Boss? Unknown 1984-09-20
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Police Squad! Det. Frank Drebin 6 episodes, 1982 1982-03-04
The Littlest Hobo Unknown 1981-12-21
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Kung Fu Unknown 1972-02-22
The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Night Gallery Unknown 1969-11-08
It Takes a Thief Unknown 1968-01-09
Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
L'homme de fer Unknown 1967-09-14
The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Les mystères de l'Ouest Unknown 1965-09-17
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Adams 1 episode, 1965 1964-09-14
Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
The Untouchables Unknown 1959-01-22
Bonanza Unknown 1959-09-12
Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Tales of Tomorrow Farragut / ... 6 episodes, 1952-1953 1951-08-03