Police Squad

POLICE SQUAD/ABC/1982 (Deaf)

(Leslie Nielsen) Leslie Nielsen, who played the straight-faced TV police detective Frank Drebin was in reality hearing impaired.

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His eardrums were injured by the “deafening” combat noises heard during his World War II tour of duty as a tail gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

According to an interview in the National Enquirer (7/30/91) he would be completely “deaf” without his hearing devices.

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