Actor Leslie Nielsen (b.1926) died on November 28. Nielsen was originally cast in romantic leads, but after he was cast as a deadpan doctor in the film Airplane, his career took off as a comedic actor. Some of his genre roles included Commander J. J. Adams in Forbidden Planet, Superhero Movie, the title role in Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Scary Movie 3 & 4, 2001: A Space Travesty, and many more. Nielsen had checked into the hospital for a staph infection and developed pneumonia.
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