The actor Leslie Nielsen died yesterday in Florida from complications associated with pneumonia. He was 84.
I read something in his obituary that struck me as somewhat instructive. I thought I’d shared it with you here.
Most people remember the Canadian native as a comedic actor, especially for his role as the bumbling Dr. Rumack, a passenger in Airplane, a spoof movie from the 1980s. In the latter part of his career, Mr. Nielsen was the king of the deadpan and dry delivery and became famous for exchanges like this one from Airplane: