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  • Correction: Obit-Leslie Nielsen

    In a story Nov. 29 about the death of Leslie Nielsen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he played the king of France in "The Vagabond King." He played Thibault.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 12, 2003, actor Leslie Nielsen walks off stage after receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson during a ceremony in Ottawa. The Canadian-born Nielsen, 84, has died in a Florida hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, according to his agent John S. Kelly. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

    'Naked Gun,' 'Airplane' actor Leslie Nielsen dies

    Leslie Nielsen had the somber demeanor and stone-serious face that were just right for dramatic roles. They proved even better for comedy.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 12, 2003, actor Leslie Nielsen walks off stage after receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson during a ceremony in Ottawa. The Canadian-born Nielsen, 84, has died in a Florida hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, according to his agent John S. Kelly. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

    'Airplane!', 'Forbidden Planet' actor Nielsen dies

    Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career's second act.

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    Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 12, 2003, actor Leslie Nielsen walks off stage after receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson during a ceremony in Ottawa. The Canadian-born Nielsen, 84, has died in a Florida hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, according to his agent John S. Kelly. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

    'Naked Gun,' 'Airplane' actor Leslie Nielsen dies

    Leslie Nielsen had the somber demeanor and stone-serious face that were just right for dramatic roles. They proved even better for comedy.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 12, 2003, actor Leslie Nielsen walks off stage after receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson during a ceremony in Ottawa. The Canadian-born Nielsen, 84, has died in a Florida hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, according to his agent John S. Kelly. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

    Leslie Nielsen of 'Naked Gun' fame dies at age 84

    Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

  • FILE - This file photo taken in November 1991, shows actor Leslie Nielsen. The Canadian-born Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84. His agent John S. Kelly says Nielsen died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he was being treated for pneumonia. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, file)

    Comedy star Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

    Leslie Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84.

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