February 11,1926 – November 28,2010
Before anyone asks, yes, I knew he died the day it happened. I just didn't plan on writing anything until now. What inspired me to do this? So many people had no idea who he was when I sadly said, "Leslie Nielsen died." Who was Leslie Nielsen? WHO WAS LESLIE NIELSEN? Seriously? For this reason, I had to write about him.
I don't know if it is my generation but almost every younger person I have said this to had no idea who he was. No disrespect is meant to these people, because I love them, but he was one of the greats! I grew up with him. My father and I would sit down and watch Nielsen constantly, mostly in the Naked Gun movies, while my mother would say to us, "not these movies again." Leslie Nielsen wasn't just an actor and an amazing comedian, he was a huge part of my childhood.
I hoped posting a picture would help people place him in their minds. For those who don't know who he is by seeing his picture above, let me list some of my favorite movies of his: