Barbaree Earl Nielsen: Who Is Leslie Nielsen’s Wife?

Barbaree Earl Nielsen is an actress and the widow of actor, producer, and comedian Leslie William Nielsen. Barbaree’s husband Leslie Nielsen was known for his performances in the films Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane!, Family Plan, Wrongfully Accused, Camouflage, and Men with Brooms, and The Naked Gun film series.

Barbaree Earl Nielsen: Bio Summary

NameBarbaree Earl Nielsen
Famous aswife of Leslie Nielsen
Date of birth June 15, 1948
Place of birth United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Parents Thomas Earl and Regina Earl
Spouse Leslie Nielsen
Children N/A

How Old Is Barbaree Earl Nielsen?

Barbaree Earl Nielsen was born Barbaree Earl on June 15, 1948. She will be 76 years old in 2024, on 15 June. She is the daughter of Thomas E. Earl and Regina Earl. Details of her siblings and other relatives are unavailable. Very little information is known regarding Barbaree’s early life and upbringing. She has not provided any information about her educational qualifications and background.

Barbaree Earl Nielsen Is An Actress

Barbaree Earl Nielsen is an actress. She has not appeared in a lot of movies. She has a total of four acting credits to her name, according to her IMDb page. She played a Ballroom Guest in the film Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Ravishing Woman in Family Plan, and Fainting Pedestrian in Wrongfully Accused. She was Lady Golfer I in Leslie Nielsen’s Stupid Little Golf Video. Her husband Leslie Nielsen has appeared in over 100 films and 150 television programs.

Leslie Nielsen appeared in the films Ransom!, Forbidden Planet, The Vagabond King, The Opposite Sex, Hot Summer Night, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Sheepman, Night Train to Paris, Harlow, Dark Intruder, The Plainsman, Beau Geste, Gunfight in Abilene, The Reluctant Astronaut, Rosie!, Counterpoint, Dayton’s Devils, How to Commit Marriage, Change of Mind, and Four Rode Out.

Leslie Nielsen’s television appearances include Justice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, and The Wild Wild West. He appeared in episodes of TV series such as The Bold Ones: The Protectors, Bracken’s World, Night Gallery, MAS*H, The Evil Touch, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-O, Police Surgeon, Kung Fu, and Swiss Family Robinson.

Leslie Nielsen is also known for his appearance in films Project: Kill, Day of the Animals, Viva Knievel!, Sixth and Main, The Amsterdam Kill, and The Mad Trapper. He portrayed Dr. Rumack in the film Airplane!, Mr. Hammond in Prom Night, Capt. Jamieson in The Creature Wasn’t Nice, Mallory in Wrong Is Right, Reece Morgan in Foxfire Light, Admiral Frazer in The Patriot, and Greg Krevske in Dangerous Curves.

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Barbaree Earl Nielsen’s husband was in The Naked Gun film series. He appeared in the television series Doctor*Ology. He received several awards and honors for his work. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was named an honorary citizen of West Virginia and an Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill.

Barbaree Earl Nielsen And Leslie Nielsen’s Marriage

Barbaree Earl Nielsen is the fourth and last wife of Leslie Nielsen. She became the wife of Leslie in the year 2001. Leslie was married to nightclub singer Monica Boyar from 1950 to 1956. He then married Alisande Ullman from 1958 to 1973 and Brooks Oliver from 1981 to 1983 before marrying Barbaree Earl. Barbaree and Leslie had no children together but Barbaree is the stepmother of Leslie’s children, Thea Nielsen Disney and Maura Nielsen Kaplan from his second marriage.

Barbaree Earl Nielsen and Leslie Nielsen were very supportive of each other. Barbaree often accompanied her husband to public events. The couple appeared together at the Premiere of Dimension Film’s “Superhero Movie” in March 2008 at the Mann Festival Westwood in Westwood, California. They were also at the premiere of “Stan Helsing”, Bo Zenga’s hilarious horror film parody held at ArcLight Hollywood on October 20, 2009, in Hollywood, California.

Barbaree Earl and Leslie Nielsen remained married until Leslie passed away, making Barbaree a widow. Barbaree, family, and friends were at Leslie’s bedside when he died. He died in his sleep from pneumonia on 28 November 2010, at age 84, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. His nephew Doug Nielsen told Canadian radio station CJOB that the actor had been in hospital for 12 days with the illness.

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“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.” His body was interred in Fort Lauderdale’s Evergreen Cemetery. As a final bit of humor, he chose “Let ‘er rip” as his epitaph.

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