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Comedy Legend Leslie Nielsen Dies At 84
FOX News ^ | 11-28-10 | AP

Posted on 11/28/2010 9:23:46 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.


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Sad news. This guy was a good all around actor. RIP Frank Drebin.


1 posted on 11/28/2010 9:23:50 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Surely, he will be missed.

( Ghost of Nielsen ) “Thanks, and Don’t call me Shirley “


2 posted on 11/28/2010 9:30:05 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom - It's not just a job, It's an Adventure)
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To: Lazlo in PA
And don't call me Shirley!

RIP, Leslie...you'll be missed.

3 posted on 11/28/2010 9:30:26 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yes, he will be missed, but all of these threads about his passing won’t. This is about the eighth one I’ve seen tonight.


4 posted on 11/28/2010 9:33:57 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Shirley you can’t be serious!

Rest in Peace Officer Dreben


5 posted on 11/28/2010 9:34:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Windflier
Yes, he will be missed, but all of these threads about his passing won’t. This is about the eighth one I’ve seen tonight.

Nielsen is a part of FR lore, Airplane! has to be one of the most quoted movies here.

6 posted on 11/28/2010 9:36:36 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Lazlo in PA

One of my favorite all-time comedic actors. Thanks, Frank!


7 posted on 11/28/2010 9:37:14 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: dfwgator
Nielsen is a part of FR lore, Airplane! has to be one of the most quoted movies here.

I know. I very much enjoyed his work in the movies, too. But c'mon. Eight threads over the course of one evening? It's a bit much. One would suffice.

8 posted on 11/28/2010 9:38:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I thank him for all the laughs, and may he rest in peace.
9 posted on 11/28/2010 9:43:32 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Windflier

Sorry. I searched his name and did some rooting around on FR before posting. I thought I had the scoop.

“Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there’s only a 10 percent chance of that.” -Frank Drebin


10 posted on 11/28/2010 9:43:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
He was also Commander J. J. Adams in Forbidden Planet (1956)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/


11 posted on 11/28/2010 9:44:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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To: Lazlo in PA

May he RIP... I will miss him.


12 posted on 11/28/2010 9:52:34 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

May he RIP! One of the funniest talents in Hollywood.

A quote from the Naked Gun:

“Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Girl gets killed in a tragic blimp accident...”


13 posted on 11/28/2010 10:04:30 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Sorry. I searched his name and did some rooting around on FR before posting. I thought I had the scoop.

In addition to yours, these were all posted since about 8PM CST tonight:

This just in: Leslie Nielsen is still dead !

Actor Leslie Nielsen dies of complications from pneumonia

Leslie Nielsen Dies

Leslie Nielsen dead at 84

Those were all in the first two pages of News/Activism (as of this posting).

I know that articles sometimes get posted multiple times, but this story has been posted way too many times for one night.

Alrighty....rant off.

14 posted on 11/28/2010 10:04:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

RIP sir


15 posted on 11/28/2010 10:08:38 PM PST by billphx
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To: Windflier
I know that articles sometimes get posted multiple times, but this story has been posted way too many times for one night.

That's the breaks in such a forum as ours where a celeb is so popular with many of us. I did not make a separate post but rather am commenting only here. My first exposure to Leslie Nielson was the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. Anne Francis was the eye candy and the symbol of innocence; the great Walter Pidgeon presided as the accomplished albeit hubritic Dr Morbius. Nielson's most memorable quotes from that flick are "This is the Captain speaking" and "That is all."

16 posted on 11/28/2010 10:21:56 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Windflier

This is the first I knew about his passing.

Prayers.


17 posted on 11/28/2010 10:23:32 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: jimfree
That's the breaks in such a forum as ours where a celeb is so popular with many of us.

I know. My rant is over.

I don't know anyone who didn't like Leslie Nielsen. The man was a gem of the comedy genre, and will be missed.

18 posted on 11/28/2010 10:26:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; Lazlo in PA
In addition to yours, these were all posted since about 8PM CST tonight:


19 posted on 11/28/2010 10:28:01 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Heh....normally, I’m the last person to complain about duplicate postings. It’s often been the case that the first time I see a story, it’s already been posted a couple of times.

I just thought that so many postings of the Leslie Nielsen story in such a short period of time was just overkill. It’s not like folks aren’t going to see this on the news or hear it on radio all day tomorrow.

On the other hand, some news items that are posted here are so important, that it’s helpful when they’re posted multiple times.

That is all.


20 posted on 11/28/2010 10:52:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Dude!

I guess you’ve already turned your rant off but that’s the breaks.

Leslie is a huge part of the FR culture and doubtless you will see his obit again tomorrow.

rant off. /s


21 posted on 11/28/2010 11:14:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

RIP Leslie. You gave us a lot of laughs.


22 posted on 11/29/2010 12:17:53 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

RIP, Sgt. Buck Frobisher, RCMP.


23 posted on 11/29/2010 2:04:12 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Leslie Nielsen did such a great job of “re-inventing” himself and his persona. He was initially a dramatic actor, but he was a natural at comedy and seized upon it later in life. I’ve never heard or read anything bad about him. Seemed like one of the good guys.

RIP Mr. Nielsen.


24 posted on 11/29/2010 3:04:37 AM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Now who am I going to get to play Joe Biden?
25 posted on 11/29/2010 3:46:31 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He had a very long career. I just watched him last night in a “Route 66” episode where he played a nuclear scientist holed up in Carlsbad Caverns because he thought the Ruskies were going to nuke us. [You youngsters will think it was one of his comedy roles but it was straight and edgy for the times.]


26 posted on 11/29/2010 5:23:52 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Helluva funny guy, must’ve seen Airplane! at the drive in a coupla hundred times...


27 posted on 11/29/2010 5:27:25 AM PST by herewego ( Got .45?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"LET 'EM RIP...Pfffftttt"
28 posted on 11/29/2010 5:43:11 AM PST by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Vendome
I guess you’ve already turned your rant off

Yeah. It's off. Been off.

29 posted on 11/29/2010 9:00:06 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

lol


30 posted on 11/29/2010 11:48:00 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Windflier

You really are correct about duplicate postings. People should check more often. I just could not resist an opportunity to post the Marv cartoon. Sorry.


31 posted on 11/30/2010 6:20:51 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
You really are correct about duplicate postings. People should check more often.

I appreciate the fact that the mods allow some duplicate threads stay up. I think it's beneficial, if the threads are separated by at least an hour or two. More folks get to see those stories that way.

I just could not resist an opportunity to post the Marv cartoon. Sorry.

All in good fun. I laughed, too.

32 posted on 11/30/2010 9:10:45 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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