Died Today: Leslie Nielsen (1926–2010)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

leslienielsen.jpgLeslie Nielsen (1926–2010)

Born: February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: November 28, 2010 (age 84) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Married to: Barbaree Earl Nielsen (2001 – 28 November 2010) (his death)
Bobbye Brooks Oliver (13 November 1981 – 5 December 1984) (divorced)
Alisande Ullman (10 September 1958 – 1974) (divorced) (2 children)
Monica Boyer (28 December 1950 – 9 June 1957) (divorced)

[on the part of his career when he played almost exclusively villains] The best part is always the heavy. And the meaner and crueler and the worse you are, the more vicious you are as the heavy, the better the hero looks when he whips you. So, the heavy is liable to be a very dramatic, fine acting part. I told my agent at that time, “I want to play heavies who are really vicious and cruel and terrible. I want them to know that…

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