Leslie Nielsen

1926 - 2010

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Nielsen has received more than 5,537,132 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 83rd most popular actor.

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  • 5.5M

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  • 71.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Leslie Nielsen ranks 82 out of 8,832Before him are Jon Voight, Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, Maggie Smith, Gérard Depardieu, and Cary Grant. After him are John Travolta, Gregory Peck, Johnny Depp, Gloria Stuart, Richard Gere, and Buster Keaton.

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Among people born in 1926, Leslie Nielsen ranks 9Before him are Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Ingvar Kamprad, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Chuck Berry, and Sathya Sai Baba. After him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Miles Davis, Jiang Zemin, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Among people deceased in 2010, Leslie Nielsen ranks 3Before him are José Saramago and J. D. Salinger. After him are Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, Ronnie James Dio, Lech Kaczyński, Dennis Hopper, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Benoit Mandelbrot, Claude Chabrol, and Louise Bourgeois.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leslie Nielsen ranks 2 out of 840Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934). After him are Alice Munro (1931), Albert Bandura (1925), Frank Gehry (1929), Christopher Plummer (1929), Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), James Cameron (1954), and Justin Trudeau (1971).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Leslie Nielsen ranks 1After him are Christopher Plummer (1929), Donald Sutherland (1935), Jim Carrey (1962), Michael J. Fox (1961), William Shatner (1931), Pamela Anderson (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Glenn Ford (1916).