Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

For me Leslie Nielsen will forever embody the daring, dashing, young, and fearless starship commander—John J. Adams in Forbidden Planet.  This 1956 film was ahead of its time in a gripping storyline of human nature and special effects.

This in no way detracts from Mr. Nielsen’s later roles in comedies.  He was a versatile actor who will be sadly missed.

From what have been written, he lived life well on this planet.  He leaves many tales—his television and film roles will always be a testimony to this fine actor.  His immortality is assured since his body of work will live on in this century.

RIP, Commander Adams.

 G. D. Williams       © 2010

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