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Leslie Nielsen, star of ‘Airplane’ and the ‘Naked Gun’ comedies, dies at 84 in a Florida hospital

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Leslie Nielsen, an actor beloved for his clueless straight-man roles in “Airplane!,” “The Naked Gun” and “Police Squad,” died Sunday in a Fort Lauderdale hospital.

He was 84. He died of complications�from pneumonia, said his publicist David Kramer.

Nielsen was 54 and well established from hundreds of modest movie and television roles before he almost accidentally stumbled into “Airplane!,” which was released in 1980 and launched one of the unlikeliest, goofiest and giddiest second careers in modern movie history.

via Leslie Nielsen, star of ‘Airplane’ and the ‘Naked Gun’ comedies, dies at 84 in a Florida hospital.

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November 29, 2010 - Posted by | culture, entertainment

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