Leslie Nielsen Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th September 2011

Fact: Beloved actors Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Bosley and Jill Clayburgh were among those remembered in the sombre In Memoriam segment, alongside Jackass daredevil Ryan Dunn and Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield.

6th June 2011

Fact: Funnyman Leslie Nielsen's tombstone in Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Evergreen Cemetery reads: "Let ’er rip". The Airplane! star was famous for his on-set whoopee cushion pranks.

30th November 2010

Quote: "Leslie was brilliant in the part and I doubt anyone could have done it better." SIR Christopher Lee is pleased he turned down the role of Dr. Alan Rumack in 1980 spoof AIRPLANE!, which went to the late Leslie Nielsen, who died on Sunday (28Nov10).

11th March 2008

Quote: "I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of SHAKESPEARE." The Naked Gun star Leslie Nielsen muses over his reputation.

15th November 2005

Fact: <p>Carmen Electra, Leslie Nielsen and Simon Rex have all signed to star in Scary Movie 4. The fourth installment in the horror-spoof franchise will parody superhero movies. </p>

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