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  Leslie Nielsen Dies: THE NAKED GUN,When most people think of Leslie Nielsen, they think of spoofs such as Airplane! (1980), The Naked Gun (1988), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), and Wrongfully Accused (1998). Perhaps a little strangely, when I think of Leslie Nielsen, who died at the ...
Posted on 8 August 2014 | 4:14 pm
  Leslie Nielsen keeps fans laughing fromThey say that laughter never dies and legendary comedian Leslie Nielsen has proved them right. The late comic, who had audiences around the world in hysterics in his hit films Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has had the last laugh thanks to a cheeky ...
Posted on 3 June 2011 | 8:35 am
  Leslie Nielsen Dead at 84Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84. His agent tells TMZ Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET.
Posted on 29 November 2010 | 3:00 am
  Leslie Nielsen DiesShirley, he will be missed. Leslie Nielsen, who made audiences laugh with his ridiculous seriousness and deadpan deliveries in the absurd scenes of comedy films like Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died. He was 84. His agent, John. S. Kelly, confirmed ...
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 10:00 pm
  Leslie Nielsen’s funniest linesNielsen plays Frank Drebin, a hapless (but invariably successful) cop. Mrs Twice [a grieving widow]: “Please go away. I don’t want to answer any more of your questions.” Drebin: “We’re sorry to bother you at a time like this, Mrs Twice. We would ...
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 8:30 pm
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Correction: Obit-Leslie NielsenIn a story Nov. 29 about the death of Leslie Nielsen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he played the king of France in "The Vagabond King." He played Thibault.
Posted on 1 December 2010 | 8:41 am
'Airplane!', 'Forbidden Planet' actorDespite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career's second act.
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 6:11 pm
5Top: Movies that revolve around eatingWhen a young woman (Lumi Cavazos) is kept from marrying the man she loves, her culinary creations become the manifestation of her broken heart. Shedding a few tears into the batter of the wedding cake she makes when her lover marries her older sister, the resulting dessert makes the entire party weep. When he gives her a dozen roses and she uses the petals in a quail recipe, the result is a dish that makes everyone at the table feel, well, extra spicy. Many movies tap into our feelings about eating, but this is one where a chef’s creations express the emotional state of their creator. Mexican cuisine gets a series of delectable close-ups in this adaptation of the Laura Esquivel novel (featuring a screenplay by Esquivel herself).
Posted on 27 July 2009 | 10:58 am
‘The Women’ a flick chicks will hateLargely forgotten among the heyday of MGM musicals in the post-WWII period is 1956’s “The Opposite Sex,” a disappointing attempt to inject men, music and Metrocolor into George Cukor’s 1939 classic “The Women,” which featured an all-female cast. Whereas “The Women” featured immortals like Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford exchanging barbed dialogue by Anita Loos and Claire Boothe Luce, “Sex” gave us such inadequate substitutes as June Allyson and Joan Collins; even worse, the man these two were fighting over was no longer unseen on screen — he had somehow become the utterly bland, pre-“Airplane!” Leslie Nielsen.
Posted on 9 September 2008 | 1:01 pm