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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:09 am

Watching AIRPLANE! in your memory tonight

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/11...omedian-leslie-nielsen-dead-at-84/

Veteran comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen has died in a Florida hospital, his family confirmed to Global News on Sunday evening. The Canadian actor was 84.

Nielsen rose to fame with roles in the Airplane and Naked Gun film franchises. He had apparently been suffering from pneumonia for more than a week.


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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:11 am

He's definitely someone who is a legend amongst A.netters because of Airplane! Well, might as well post this in his honor:

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:12 am

Quoting srbmod (Reply 1):
He's definitely someone who is a legend amongst A.netters because of Airplane! Well, might as well post this in his honor:

Indeed! R.I.P!!!


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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:18 am

Wow, terrible news. I wish I had my DVD collection right now so I could watch Airplane.

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:26 am

I loved the Naked Gun movies, they were hilarious. Nielson playing across from OJ Simpsons, Priscilla Presley and Ricardo Montalbán were hilarious.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:27 am

Surely you can't be serious! This is sad news.

[Edited 2010-11-28 18:28:57]
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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:32 am

Its sad to hear this news. He was a great actor and I am a huge fan of the Airplane series and the Naked Gun films. He will live on however through these films.

RIP.

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:39 am

R.I.P. Leslie Nielson.
So sad to read of this.

I really enjoyed his work in Poseidon Adventure as well as all the Naked Gun movies.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:43 am

Guess he had the fish after all!

(Come on, he'd have probably liked to hear that line...)

RIP sir...
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:57 am

Very sad news. A wonderful actor and comedian.

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:59 am

I just want to wish him good luck. We're all counting on him!
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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:08 am

Shirley this can't be true!!

RIP Leslie Nielsen.


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Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:27 am

Here's hoping he's having as much fun in the afterlife as he did in this one. Not sad to hear the news but joyful that he is out of his misery. 84 years is a long life and in his case a fruitful one. He will surely be missed by friends and family but they always have the option of watching one of his many films to get a laugh and remember him by. Good luck!

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:27 am

Hmmmm...this past Thanksgiving holiday, I came across both Naked Gun and Airplane on TV...was that an omen?

RIP!

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:33 am

Leslie, RIP. We just talked about him at work last week. He will be missed.

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:52 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 5):
Surely you can't be serious! This is sad news.
Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
Shirley this can't be true!!

Well, I got out my ouija board, and regarding these posts, it said this:

"They are serious; It is true, and don't call me Shirley!"

Mr. Nielson, you are a legendary actor and you certainly will be missed!

"I just want you to tell you, good luck, we're all counting on you." (Airplane!)

-"What is that smell?"
-"Oh, that would be me; I've been swimming in raw sewage. I love it! I LOVE IT!" (The Naked Gun 2 1/2)

Heh... You know, Rue McGlanahan passed earlier this year, and now him. They both played Hollingsworths on the finale of The Golden Girls 18 years ago. He played Blanche's Uncle Lucas and married Dorothy to close out the series.
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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:06 am

Not only a great late bloomer of a funny man, but known by all of Hollywood and California wineries for being a gentleman and class act all the way. My grandparents ran into him at a tasting many years ago and said he was very accommodating to those who recognized him - indulging in conversation about his TV career for over two hours.

Fortunately he will live on for all of us with his large body of work.
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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:14 am

Damn and it was this year that I truly appreciating his work watching all the naked guns and what have you, Im really sad to see such a great man go but he left behind one hell of a legacy! Condolences to the family of course.

RIP Leslie you will be sorely missed

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:27 am

RIP Leslie Nielsen, you will never be forgotten!

[Edited 2010-11-28 22:40:43 by ManuCH]
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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:31 am

Not to forget his part in Forbidden Planet – he did more than just one kind of classics!   

It's sad to see him go. Thanks for everything!   
 
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:19 am

He was also in a really great episode of the M*A*S*H TV show, where Hawkeye and Trapper use their positions as doctors to remove Leslie Nielsen's character from frontline command.

I hadn't heard about this and was also enjoy Naked Gun earlier this evening. It's really too bad, but we all gotta' go sometime. Surely, he will live forever in this community.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:16 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHeP9Sve48

Sad news indeed. R.I.P Mr Nielsen

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:42 am

So sad! Leslie Nielsen was a hero to me and his style of humor has influenced me for the last 15 years.
Well, since everybody is posting a line, here's mine:

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Oh I can't go fishing today, I've got a big meeting down in ... uh.. Mensroom."
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RE: RIP Leslie Nielsen

Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:55 am

At least he didn't drag on with a painful long term illness.
To tell you the truth, I didn't think he was that old. Sounds like he was a really great guy. RIP.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:19 am

My heart aches after learning of his passing. He was a genuine comedian, and always brought a smile to my face when I watched his movies. He is a legend, and will be sorely missed. God takes another great person... RIP Leslie Nielsen.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:20 am

You will be missed, Leslie!

Quoting crazyfoo88 (Thread starter):
Watching AIRPLANE! in your memory tonight

Ditto!
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:34 pm

Noooo. Surely it's not true?
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:33 pm

Very sad news. A very talented man - and a regular face in US television.

The wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Neilson) is pretty complete.

  
 
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:40 pm

Sad. RIP. Thanks for the great films and the many laughs.
 
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:50 pm

This is really sad news. Rest in peace, Mr. Nielsen!

  
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:52 pm

This is very sad news

RIP Mr Nielsen, pneumonia is a terrible way to go, this is what I had this year, never again will I say when I have a cold or even flu that I feel like I am dying as earlier this year I was given hours to live so I know what it feels like

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:41 pm

Quoting geedo (Reply 20):
He was also in a really great episode of the M*A*S*H TV show, where Hawkeye and Trapper use their positions as doctors to remove Leslie Nielsen's character from frontline command.

That episode (from the show's 1st season, 1972-1973) was titled "The Ring Banger"; which originally aired shortly after The Poseidon Adventure (where he played the Captain) debuted in theaters. Nielsen played (Col. (?)) Buzz Brighton.

Recurring line from the episode:

Brighton (Nielsen):...and THAT IS MY MILK!


Quoting steeler83 (Reply 15):
Heh... You know, Rue McGlanahan passed earlier this year, and now him. They both played Hollingsworths on the finale of The Golden Girls 18 years ago. He played Blanche's Uncle Lucas and married Dorothy to close out the series.

Let's not forget that Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver and aka the Jive Lady from Airplane) passed away about couple of months ago as well.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:48 pm

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Ted: I can't tell.

Rumak: You can tell me. I'm a doctor!

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Rumak: I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:20 pm

RIP a great actor. You will certainly be missed by all of us a.netters. But when Kramer finds out about this the sh*ts gonna hit the fan!

Quoting 4holer (Reply 8):


Guess he had the fish after all

But he had lasagne!

[Edited 2010-11-29 10:40:28]
 
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:59 pm

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 33):
But when Kramer finds out about this the sh*ts gonna hit the fan!
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When my brother and I first saw the film in theaters, that scene had us rolling off our seats laughing.   
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:28 pm

Everytime I see a western drama scene of Nielsen's,I think he's going to step out with his funny one-liners.He seems not be cast correctly in those roles knowing his signature would be comedy.But he was the complete actor in so many roles even as the captain of the Poseidon.

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:53 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 19):
Not to forget his part in Forbidden Planet – he did more than just one kind of classics!


What a great movie -- one might say that he was the prototypical Captain Kirk -- he encounters an evil scientist with a robot (Robby), falls in love with his daughter setting up a conflict -- Requiem for Methuselah?
 
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:17 pm

What terribly sad news, he will be missed greatly.
I hope he didn't suffer long in his final days in a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
He never failed to make me laugh, and his kind of talent is extremely rare. May he rest in peace.


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Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:45 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 31):
Let's not forget that Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver and aka the Jive Lady from Airplane) passed away about couple of months ago as well.

Oh yeah, that's right. I already forgot she passed away recently and that she was in that hilarious movie!

Jive ass dude ain't got no brains, anyhow!

Well, I think I'll watch Airplane! the Don't Call Me Shirley edition on DVD tonight. You know what kinda pisses me off now tho, that edition came with some mail-in form for a free "Otto!" Arrrgh!   
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:45 pm

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 38):
Well, I think I'll watch Airplane! the Don't Call Me Shirley edition on DVD tonight. You know what kinda pisses me off now tho, that edition came with some mail-in form for a free "Otto!" Arrrgh!

   Are you ticked because of the Otto offer or that the offer wasn't included? No offense, but something's lost in translation here.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:58 pm

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 35):
Everytime I see a western drama scene of Nielsen's,I think he's going to step out with his funny one-liners. He seems not be cast correctly in those roles knowing his signature would be comedy.


I grew up with him as a regular face on TV, too, and I know what you're saying.

Something I truly admire about him is that he was essentially a quiet man who more or less kept out of the limelight when he wasn't doing a role.

No silly-arsed political statements, no outlandish personal behavior.

Missed but not forgotten.



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Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:01 pm

I had a real knot in my stomach when I read the news.. And I normally have no reaction when I hear celebrities have died...

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:37 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 19):
Not to forget his part in Forbidden Planet – he did more than just one kind of classics!   

Yeah, one on my all-time favorite sci-fi movies. He was great in his role.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 34):
When my brother and I first saw the film in theaters, that scene had us rolling off our seats laughing

There were lots of scenes in that film that had that effect on me. Nielsen was absolutely the star of the show but everyone in it was terrific and the jokes came fast and furious. Corny as hell, but hilarious

R.I.P. Mr. Nielsen, you brought many laughs to many people over the years   
 
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:24 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 39):
Quoting steeler83 (Reply 38):
Well, I think I'll watch Airplane! the Don't Call Me Shirley edition on DVD tonight. You know what kinda pisses me off now tho, that edition came with some mail-in form for a free "Otto!" Arrrgh!

Are you ticked because of the Otto offer or that the offer wasn't included? No offense, but something's lost in translation here.

I'm guessing he never mailed in the form and has missed out on the offer. That's how I read his post...

R.I.P. Mr. Nielson.

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:46 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 41):

There's now no-one funny left in hollywood...


Try Washington, DC...

 
 
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:02 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 39):
Are you ticked because of the Otto offer or that the offer wasn't included? No offense, but something's lost in translation here.
Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 43):
I'm guessing he never mailed in the form and has missed out on the offer. That's how I read his post...

Ding ding ding! That's it. By the time I noticed that there was an offer for a free inflatable Otto doll, the offer had already expired. The deadline to mail in the form had already come and gone by the time I realized it was there. Damn! It would've been awesome to have such Airplane! memorabilia, but oh well...

I just can't get that "don't call me Shirley" line out of my head now. It will live in motion picture infamy as will Leslie Nielson's spirit!
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:41 pm

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 30):
RIP Mr Nielsen, pneumonia is a terrible way to go,

I understood from Lord Moran, Churchill's personal physician, that pneumonia was "the old man's friend".....because it carried them off so quickly!

We seem to be losing entertainers at the rate of one or two a week now. It is almost commonplace to read about them in the media. But Mr. Nielsen's passing made both the CBC and CTV National News with excerpts from his career, particularly from "Airplane".

I think it was his strong authoritative voice speaking those comedic lines that ensured his place in our memories.
 
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:39 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 43):
Quoting steeler83 (Reply 45):

Thank you both for the clarification.

In less than a one-year period, we lost 3 Airplane characters thus far: Peter Graves, Barbara Billingsley and now Leslie Nielsen.
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:22 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 47):
In less than a one-year period, we lost 3 Airplane characters thus far: Peter Graves, Barbara Billingsley and now Leslie Nielsen

I thought I remember hearing that Peter Graves passed away. I watched Airplane! tonight; it was on AMC, and it even said during a commercial brake: "Remembering Leslie Nielson," right after airing "Don't call me Shirley." I had to give a little salut to that. I might as well have watched it on DVD tho. AMC cut the hell out of that movie...
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RE: RIP Leslie Nielsen

Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:17 pm

Finally, a fitting picture of him in today's (12/5) New York Times:

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