Lights Out

1949, TV Show

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Leslie Nielsen of Airplane! and Naked Gun Fame Dies at 84

Leslie Nielsen, whose career went from officious and villainous types to the hilariously buffoony roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his agent told TVGuide.com. He was 84.

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He was surrounded by family when he died in a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.

The actor had a whole career before becoming one of the funniest guys in movies. He typically played people who were quite humorless.

Before his starring roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet, he appeared in several live television series such as Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow and Armstrong Circle Theatre.

A student of the Actors Studio, the Canadian-born Nielsen went on to appear in innumerable episodes of various TV series, spanning the Golden Age of Television and its anthologies including...  Read Full Article

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Leslie Nielsen of Airplane! and Naked Gun Fame Dies at 84

Leslie Nielsen, whose career went from officious and villainous types to the hilariously buffoony roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his agent told TVGuide.com. He was 84.

See other celebrities we've lost this year

He was surrounded by family when he died in a hospital near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.

The actor had a whole career before becoming one of the funniest guys in movies. He typically played people who were quite humorless.

Before his starring roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet, he appeared in several live television series such as Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow and Armstrong Circle Theatre.

A student of the Actors Studio, the Canadian-born Nielsen went on to appear in innumerable episodes of various TV series, spanning the Golden Age of Television and its anthologies including... read more

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Premiered: July 19, 1949, on NBC
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Premise: Tales of fright were presented each week with different guest actors. `Lights Out' first delivered chills as a radio program from 1934 to '47. Its transition to television included appearances by Boris Karloff, Veronica Lake, Vincent Price, Anthony Quinn, Arlene Francis, Leslie Nielsen, John Forsythe and Burgess Meredith.

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