…..and don’t call me Shirley!

In November 2010 American actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen died aged 84. Now you probably ask what his connection with Dame Shirley is.

Leslie played in 1980 in a comedy called ‘Airplane’ . He played the role of a doctor on the plane when a dangerous situation occurs and he says to the pilot: “We’re running out of time” . The pilot on the brink of panic says: “Surely you can’t be serious”. The doctor looks at him and says: “I am serious…….and don’t call me Shirley!”

Here you can watch an interview from 1993 for GMTV with both Shirley Bassey and Leslie Nielsen.

Shirley Bassey arriving at the studio

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One thought on “…..and don’t call me Shirley!”

  1. Thank you Pieter. DSB looks gorgeous and you can tell it was a bit too early for her to be chatting, yet she expressed herself very intelligently and lively. What a trooper she is. Good to see Leslie Nielsen. The interviewer was very good. Thanks Pieter.


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