For some fans he will be the serious Dr. Rumack who doesn’t want you to call him Shirley. For others, he was the bumbling police Lieutenant Frank Drebin saving the world from crime. Then, there are the fans who first seen this legendary actor as the Commander Adams who explore Altair IV in the early 23rd Century. No matter what character he played, the late and great Leslie Nielsen has kept audiences entertained for over fifty years. Dramatic & Comedic Actor Leslie Nielsen has passed Sunday night in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale from pneumonia. He was 84.