Alisande Ullman: Inside The Life Of Leslie Nielsen’s Ex-wife

Alisande Ullman is the ex-wife of Leslie Nielsen. Alisande’s ex-husband Leslie was a Canadian-American actor, producer, and comedian whose notable work includes appearing in Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane!, Wrongfully Accused, and The Naked Gun film series. He is the executive producer of Spy Hard, 2001: A Space Travesty, and The Naked Truth.

Alisande Ullman: Bio Summary

NameAlisande Ullman
Famous asex-wife of Leslie Nielsen
Date of birth May 1930
Place of birth Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Parents Allan Gordon Ullman and Martha Elizabeth Bettie Williams
Spouse Leslie Nielsen
Children Maura Nielsen Kaplan and Thea Nielsen Disney

Who Is Leslie Nielsen’s Ex-wife, Alisande Ullman?

Alisande Ullman was welcomed into the world in May 1930, in Pennsylvania, United States, according to Geneanet. Allan Gordon Ullman and Martha Elizabeth Bettie Williams were her parents. It is unknown if she has any brothers and sisters or not. Alisande was raised away from the spotlight and she hasn’t provided much information about her upbringing and relatives. Details of her education are not available.

Alisande Ullman’s career information is not known. She met and got romantically involved with actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen (Leslie William Nielsen; 11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010). She and Leslie got married on September 10, 1958, in a ceremony that took place in Los Angeles Co., CA. Alisande became the second woman Leslie married as he was previously married to nightclub singer Monica Boyar.

Leslie and Monica who were married in 1950, divorced in 1956. They had no children together. Alisande and Leslie had two daughters, Maura Nielsen Kaplan, and Thea Nielsen Disney. Their daughters Maura and Thea have both ventured into the film industry. Maura is an actress and production designer. As an actress, she has appeared in films including “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”, “Family Plan”, “Wrongfully Accused” and “The Black Dot”.

Maura served as a production designer for “Sight Unseen”. Alisande and Leslie’s other daughter Thea is an actress. She has appeared in the films “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”, “Family Plan”, and “Wrongfully Accused”. Alisande Ullman and Leslie Nielsen provided a comfortable and loving environment for their girls. The then couple appeared together on several TV game shows including five sequential episodes of “It Takes Two” (1969) and at least five episodes (non-sequential) of “It’s Your Bet” (1970 to 1972).

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out between Alisande and Leslie. They got divorced in 1974. The reason for their divorce is unknown. After the divorce, Leslie Nielsen married his wife number three Bobbye Brooks Oliver. He and Bobbye’s marriage lasted from 1981 to 1983. They didn’t have any children together. He got married for the fourth time to Barbaree Earl Nielsen. He and Barbaree married in 2001 and they remained married until Leslie died. They also had no children together.

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As for Alisande Ullman, she hasn’t shared anything about her love life after her divorce from Leslie. It is unknown if Alisande Ullman remarried or not. She has lived privately and avoided the spotlight. Her whereabouts at the moment is unknown but she is suspected to be living somewhere in the United States. She has not been involved in any controversies or rumors. She hasn’t appeared in the news in recent times. Her ex-husband Leslie William Nielsen is the reason she’s in the spotlight.

Leslie appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. His career spanned 60 years. He received several awards and honors for his contributions to the entertainment industry. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, although he was also a naturalized US citizen. He was named an honorary citizen of West Virginia and an Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill.

What Happened To Alisande Ullman’s Ex-husband?

Alisande Ullman’s former husband Leslie Nielsen was legally deaf and wore hearing aids for most of his life. He supported the Better Hearing Institute. He also had knee osteoarthritis and took part in an educational video from The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), demonstrating the physical examination of a patient with knee osteoarthritis. He was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with pneumonia in November 2010.

Leslie Nielsen was surrounded by family and friends when he died in his sleep from pneumonia on 28 November 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. He was 84 years old when he died. His agent John S. Kelly said in a statement that Leslie died in a hospital near his home. “We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in ‘The Naked Gun’ series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television,” John said.

Leslie Nielsen’s nephew Doug Nielsen told Canadian radio station CJOB that Leslie had been in the hospital for 12 days with the illness. “He just fell asleep and passed away,’ he said. “He was truly a nice man. A very caring, naturally funny guy in day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him. He was a very tender-hearted man. He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. ‘I’ll miss him greatly.”

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Leslie Nielsen was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA. As a final bit of humor, Leslie chose “Let ‘er rip” as his epitaph. He is survived by his wife Barbaree Earl Nielsen, daughters Maura Nielsen Kaplan and Thea Nielsen Disney, and several other family members.

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