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.
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.
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).