Birth Name: Leslie Nielsen
Birth Place: Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Death Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
The son of a Royal Canadian Mountie, Nielsen was born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He spent his early years living in a remote post near the Arctic Circle where his father was stationed, but returned to civilization to enjoy his teen years at Victoria High School in Edmonton, Alberta. After high school, he did a year of service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and moved to Calgary, where he landed a job as a disc jockey and radio announcer. He fell in love with performing and sought his first professional training at the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto, a school founded by the future "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-1973) star who was then a well-known radio news bro...
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