Did you know: Actor/comedian Nielsen supported 1979 United Way/CFC national video


Actor/comedian Leslie Nielsen was featured in the 1979 United Way / CFC campaign

Actor Leslie Nielsen passed away this weekend at 84 years old. Nielsen was known for both is dramatic and comedy roles, but did you know he also provided his talent to support United Way and other charitable efforts for the common good?

In 1979, Nielsen was the featured speaker in the opening to a national United Way/Combined Federal Campaign information video. We found a post of part of the video, of very poor quality, available online at YouTube. (Note: you will be taken from this site to the YouTube site, UWMS is not responsible for content there.)

Nielsen also provided acting support for charitable videos for the March of Dimes and other worthy causes, while making everyone laugh the last three decades.


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Dave Skorupa is a member of the Communications team at United Way of the Mid-South, Memphis, TN.
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