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Actor and "Closet Comedian" Leslie Nielsen

Nielsen is best known for his comic roles in Airplane! and the Naked Gun films. He's been acting since the late forties, after he was taught radio broadcasting by Lorne Greene. He's just written a "fictional autobiography" called "The Naked Truth," a pun-encrusted look at nearly fifty years of show business.


Other segments from the episode on June 18, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 18, 1993: Interview with Leslie Nielsen; Interview with Susan Loesser; Review of the film "Last Action Hero."


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