Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian actor who began his career in serious dramatic roles and gained a wide audience in comedy spoofs such as "Airplane!" and TV's "Police Squad," died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 84. One of the best-known gags from "Airplane!" was when Nielsen is told "Surely you can't be serious." He answers: "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."
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