Versatile actor Leslie Nielsen has died. Although he is better known for his comic roles in “Naked Gun” and “Airplane,” I’ll always remember him first for playing General Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox” of the Revolutionary War, in the eight-part Disney TV series that ran from 1959 to 1961. Disney had bet on Marion to follow up the massive success it had with its Davy Crockett series. As far as I know, the Swamp Fox is no relation to me, but there may be some connection way back in France at the Marion crossroads. The Catholics went to Quebec, and the Prostestant Huguenots went to the American South, especially South Carolina, where Francis got his start.
Leslie Nielsen was 84. Read his obituary from AOL.COM here.