Remembering Leslie Nielsen


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Leslie Nielsen, the actor who starred in ‘Airplane!’ and the ‘Naked Gun’ series, died at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Sunday. He was 84.

Here’s a scene from the 1988 comedy ‘The Naked Gun,’ in which Nielsen, playing Lt. Frank Drebin, pretends to be an umpire at a Major League Baseball game.

It will bring a smile to your face, surely.

And to play on one of Nielsen’s funniest lines in ‘Airplane!’, no, I’m not calling you Shirley.


-- Melissa Rohlin