Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leslie Nielson


Leslie Nielson passed away this evening due to complications of pneumonia. He was 84. The man was in over 100 movies but for people in their 40s, my generation, probably knew him best as Dr. Rumack from “Airplane!” and as Lt. Frank Drebin from “The Naked Gun” trilogy. He was wonderful in “Creepshow” and as the Captain in “Forbidden Planet”.

Here are some articles that are more eloquent than this particular blog entry. I just wanted to mark his passing and, in some way, to say 'Thanks' for all the laughter.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47592

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/28/obit.leslie.nielsen/index.html

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71940

The man made me laugh at times when I did not feel like doing so. Well done, Sir. Well done.

Godspeed.

1 comment:

Beach Bum said...

I will miss people not calling him Shirley