A Great Danish American Birthday - Leslie Nielsen

  • February 11, 2021
  • February 11, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • February 11, 2021 (CST)
  • February 11, 2022 (CST)
  • February 11, 2023 (CST)

A GREAT DANISH AMERICAN BIRTHDAY - LESLIE WILLIAM NIELSEN

Leslie William Nielsen OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer.  He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse.  He made his acting debut in 1950, appearing in 46 live television programs a year. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, Western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s.  Nielsen was born on 11 February 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (née Davies), was an immigrant from Wales, and his father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen (1900-1975), was a Danish-born constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


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