Bobbye Brooks Oliver: Everything About Leslie Nielsen’s Ex-wife

Bobbye Brooks Oliver is the former wife of Canadian-American actor, producer, and comedian Leslie Nielsen. Bobbye’s former husband Leslie Nielsen was a noticeable figure in the movie industry. His career spanned 60 years. He is known for appearing in Forbidden Planet, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane!, Police Squad!, The Naked Gun, and Wrongfully Accused.

Bobbye Brooks Oliver: Bio Summary

Name Bobbye Brooks Oliver
Famous asex-wife of Leslie Nielsen
Date of birth April 1953
Place of birth Arkansas
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Parents Robert Brooks Oliver and Mary Frances Dumond
Children N/A
Spouse Leslie Nielsen

Who Is Leslie Nielsen’s Ex-wife, Bobbye Brooks Oliver?

Bobbye Brooks Oliver was born about April 1953, in Arkansas, according to Geneanet. She is the daughter of Robert Brooks Oliver and Mary Frances Dumond. It is unknown if she has any siblings or if she’s the only child of her parents. Most details of her childhood and relatives have not been made public. There is no information publicly known about her education.

Bobbye is an independent woman who’s involved in a good profession. She became known for her romantic relationship with actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen. She and Leslie fell in love with each other and decided to become husband and wife. Leslie was married and divorced twice before marrying Bobbye. He was married to nightclub singer Monica Boyar from 1950 to 1956.

Leslie Nielsen’s second marriage was to Alisande Ullman and the marriage lasted from 1958 to 1973. Leslie who didn’t give up on love and marriage made Bobbye Brooks Oliver his wife number three. Bobbye and Leslie got married in a beautiful ceremony that happened in the year 1981. Bobbye became the stepmother of Leslie’s two children, Thea Nielsen Disney and Maura Nielsen Kaplan.

Thea and Maura are Leslie’s daughters from his previous marriage to Alisande Ullman. Bobbye and her husband Leslie didn’t have any children together. Bobbye maintained a low profile throughout her marriage to Leslie although she was seen with him in public on some occasions. Bobbye and Leslie’s marriage eventually began to fall apart. They reached a point where divorce came into the picture.

Bobbye and Leslie got divorced in the year 1983. Leslie married his fourth wife Barbaree Earl Nielsen. They were married until Leslie died. Bobbye is said to have married Dennis Franklin Holt. There isn’t much information about their marriage publicly available. It is unknown if Bobbye has any children. She has lived quietly and stayed away from the spotlight. She hasn’t been heard from in recent times.

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Bobbye Brooks Oliver’s ex-husband Leslie Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. He is best known for his appearance in Forbidden Planet, Police Squad!, The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Wrongfully Accused, Creepshow, and Mr. Magoo. He appeared in the films Ransom!, The Opposite Sex and Hot Summer Night.

Leslie Nielsen made television appearances in Justice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, and The Wild Wild West among others. He performed on screen and stage, provided voice-overs, and appeared in commercials. He was also a celebrity contestant on CBS’s Gameshow Marathon.

What Happened To Bobbye Brooks Oliver’s Ex-husband?

Bobbye Brooks Oliver’s ex-husband Leslie Nielsen died in his sleep from pneumonia, surrounded by family and friends. He took his last breath on 28 November 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. when he was 84 years old. Before his death, he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. 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’s nephew Doug Nielsen told Canadian radio station CJOB that Leslie 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.” He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA.

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