Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

actor, producer, writer

Leslie Nielsen was born on Feb 11, 1926 in Canada. Leslie Nielsen's big-screen debut came with Lights Out - Season 3 directed by William Corrigan in 1950, strarring John Robinson / Bill. Leslie Nielsen is known for Music Within directed by Steven Sawalich, Clint Jung stars as Richard's Dad and Marion Ross as Grandma. Leslie Nielsen has got 5 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Leslie Nielsen achieved is Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Leslie Nielsen plays is Stan Helsing which will be released on Mar 25, 2010.

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. On October 10, 2002, he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in recognition of his contributions to the film and television industries. On November 28, 2010, Leslie Nielsen died at age 84 of pneumonia and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Birthday

    Feb 11, 1926
  • Place of Birth

    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Known For

Awards

5 wins & 7 nominations

Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival
2008
Winner - Costa de Azahar Award
Marco Island Film Festival
2004
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
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