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EERIE, Ind., July 22 (UPI) --A video of a baseball umpire shouting out 2 Chainz and Gangham Style during his "Strike three" calls is going viral on the web.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- The new tombstone on actor Leslie Nielsen's grave in Florida includes the traditional abbreviation for Rest in Peace along with a salute to his favorite jokes.
Last Nielsen picture to get DVD release

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NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Screen Media Films says it has acquired "Stonerville," the final movie of late Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Luminaries from the entertainment world are mourning the death of Canadian-born film and television actor Leslie Nielsen.
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Actor Leslie Nielsen dead at 84

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Leslie Nielsen, who morphed from dramatic to comedic actor late in his career, died in Florida Sunday after a bout with pneumonia, his agent said. He was 84.

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Stars line up for 'Superhero' spoof

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood’s funniest actors are signing up for roles in "Superhero," an action-flick send-up in the "Scary Movie" tradition.

Nielsen set to rejoin TV with 'Lipshitz'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- After more than 20 years without a major TV role, Leslie Nielsen may have landed one in the new U.S. comedy pilot, "Lipshitz Saves the World."

Carmen Elektra back for 'Scary Movie 4'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Carmen Electra was killed off in the original "Scary Movie," but she'll be back for "Scary Movie 4" with Leslie Nielsen and Simon Rex.

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Leslie Nielsen
Pamela Anderson and Leslie Nielsen, cast members in the motion picture parody spoof "Superhero Movie," attend the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on March 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen's performances in the films Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) received positive reviews as a serious actor, though he is primarily known for his comedic roles.

Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! (1980) marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series (1988 – 1994), based on a short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he starred earlier. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final years of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics, but performed well in box office and home media releases. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

Nielsen was born on 11 February 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (née Davies), was a Welsh immigrant from Fulham, London, and his father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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