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Academy awards 2011: Leslie Nielsen remembered by Oscar

27 February 2011 7:58 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Academy pays tribute to star of Airplane! and the Naked Gun series Leslie Nielsen who died in November aged 84

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The late Leslie Nielsen was ushered off on a ripple of laughter at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, as the event paid tribute to the famously deadpan actor.

Nielsen's career boasted some 60 screen credits, including roles in The Plainsman and The Poseidon Adventure, though he was most fondly remembered for his late-blooming comedic antics in the likes of Airplane! and the Naked Gun series.

Nielsen died last November, aged 84, in a Florida hospital. As the man himself might have said, "it's a big building with patients. But that's not important right now."

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