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Leslie Nielsen Passes At The Age Of 84

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
 Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
 Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley. Leslie Nielsen , the actor best known for starring in such comedies as Airplane! and the Naked Gun film franchise, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. “We are sadden by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television," said a statement from Nielsen's family released through his rep. Nielsen died surrounded by family including his wife, Barbaree, and friends. Nielsen was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live TV dramas in New York. His acting career spanned several decades, starting with episodes of series including The