Leslie William Nielsen, OC (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian–American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 … see full wiki
I read the internet blurb about his passing yesterday. Very sad but not all that surprised. I think he was in his mid-80's, if I remember correctly. And you're right ... he'll probably be remembered by most for his work in AIRPLANE! and THE NAKED GUN series of films, but his was stellar in FORBIDDEN PLANET.