Tales of Tomorrow

1951, 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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Season 2, Episode 33
A scientist travels back in time to help mankind.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/27/1953

Season 2, Episode 32
An out of work writer accepts a well-paying offer from a mysterious man to help ease the burden on his wife.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/20/1953

Season 2, Episode 31
An old professor with failing eyesight builds a robot named Herr Doktor to read him books that he had never had a chance to read when he was younger.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/6/1953

Season 2, Episode 29
An expedition into the tropics is plagued by dissent, desertion, and an invisible blood sucking leech that has arrived from outer space.

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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: August 03, 1951, on ABC
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Premise: An early-'50s sci-fi anthology offering both original stories and adaptations of classics like `Frankenstein' ( Lon Chaney Jr. was the monster) and `20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' (with Thomas Mitchell, Leslie Nielsen and Brian Keith). Others who appeared included Boris Karloff, Richard Kiley, Veronica Lake, Cloris Leachman, Raymond Burr, Darren McGavin, Burgess Meredith and Rod Steiger (who costarred with James Dean in a May 1953 episode).

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