Ten fun facts about Leslie Nielsen
Leslie William Nielsen was born on 11 February 1926 in Canada and died on 28 November 2010.
During his long career, Leslie Nielsen had acted in over hundred movies and 1,500 TV shows over the period of his career, playing more than 220 characters.
While he and his co-star Paul Gross were in Winnipeg, Canada to do the promotions their movie Men with Brooms, he was given Honorary Citizenships from the Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray.
Leslie Nielsen became a naturalized American and got U.S. citizenship on November 16th, 1958.
He was made an "Honorary West Virginian and Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill" on 20th February 2002, by Joe Manchin III.
In 2003, the Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Canada started the Leslie Nielsen School of Communications, where the actor himself was present for the ceremony.
Leslie Nielsen was given the award of an O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 10, 2002 for his contribution to entertainment.
At the age of 17, Leslie Nielsen recruited in the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained for the post of an aerial gunner.
Nielsen's career started with dramatic roles on TV shows during "Television's Golden Age" and he appeared in around 50 live programs in 1950 alone.
In 1956 he made his feature film debut in the movie The Vagabond King, a musical film directed by Michael Curtiz.
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