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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM

R.I.P., Leslie Nielsen

Sad news this morning for all who love comedy: Leslie Nielsen, who recreated himself midcareer as a briliantly bumbling comic actor in such movies as “Airplane” and “The Naked Gun,” died this weekend of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. I couldn’t begin to count how many times this actor’s work has made me laugh (or giggle, or snort, or guffaw, or any number of delightful variations); surely he’ll be remembered as bringing joy to audiences everywhere. And stop calling him Shirley. Godspeed, Mr. Nielsen.

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