Knowledge Identifier: +Leslie_Nielsen
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1926.
Countries: United States (72%), Canada (17%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Chicago Tribune, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, American Film Institute, Grant MacEwan University
In 1957 he won the lead role opposite Debbie Reynolds in the romantic comedy "Tammy and the Bachelor", which, as a "Chicago Tribune" critic wrote in 1998, made people consider Nielsen as both a dramatic actor and a handsome romantic lead
In 1961, he was the lead in a taut Los Angeles police drama called "The New Breed"
He guest starred in a 1964 episode of "Daniel Boone" with Fess Parker and, in a minor but credited role, Jay Silverheels
Susan Clark - Clark had leading roles in several films, including "Coogan's Bluff" with Clint Eastwood in 1968, "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" with Robert Redford in 1969, "Valdez Is Coming" with Burt Lancaster in 1971, "Night Moves" with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film "Airport 1975", and another disaster film "City on Fire" with Barry Newman, Leslie Nielsen and Shelley Winters
Priscilla Presley - As an actress, Priscilla is best known for co-starring with Leslie Nielsen in the three successful "Naked Gun" films between 1988 and 1994, and for her five-year run playing the character Jenna Wade on the television series "Dallas"
In 1990, Nielsen appeared as a Frank Drebin-style character in a series of advertisements in the United Kingdom for Red Rock Cider
In 1997, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him
The Fugitive (1993 film) - Also in 1998, a parody film "Wrongfully Accused", based on "The Fugitive", was developed with Leslie Nielsen portraying the principal character
In 2001 he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
On 20 February 2002, Nielsen was named an honorary citizen of West Virginia and an "Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill"
Also in 2003, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists awarded him the ACTRA award of Excellence
On 19 May 2005, during the centennial gala of his birth province, Saskatchewan, Leslie Nielsen was introduced to HM Queen Elizabeth II