Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

Birth
West End, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Feb 2015 (aged 83)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10
Memorial ID 143120138 · View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered as his role as 'Spock' in the "Star Trek" science fiction television and motion picture franchise. After serving in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in television series, appearing in episodes of “Dragnet”, “Sea Hunt”, “Bonanza”, “Wagon Train”, “Rawhide”, “The Twilight Zone”, “The Untouchables”, “The Outer Limits”, “Get Smart” and “Gunsmoke” before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry. Nimoy was offered the role of ‘Spock’, co-starred in the 1965 “Star Trek” pilot. He would go on to appear on the series until it was canceled in 1969, but would go on to be a hit in syndication, spawning films and other television incarnations and gaining a huge following of fans known as "Trekkers" or "Trekkies". After the series ended, he joined the fourth season of spy series “Mission: Impossible”, but left after the fifth season. He went on to star in the 1971 Western “Catlow” and the 1978 remake of the science fiction movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. He also made a series of television films throughout the 1970s and received an Emmy nomination in 1982 for his role as Golda Meir’s husband in telepic “A Woman Called Golda”. He also narrated the docu-series “In Search of …,”. In 1979, he reprised his role as ‘Spock’ for 1979’s movie “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, as well as the sequels that would continue into the 1990s: “The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “The Search for Spock” (1984), “The Voyage Home” (1986), “The Final Frontier” (1989) and “The Undiscovered Country” (1991). Nimoy also directed for television, including episodes of “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery” and “T.J. Hooker”, as well as four other feature films, including “3 Men and a Baby” (1987) and “The Good Mother’ (1988). Nimoy, who also had a long history of stage work, wrote two autobiographies: "I Am Not Spock" in 1977 and "I Am Spock" in 1995, as well as several books of poetry and released five albums, the first of which was space-based music and spoken word. He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 27 Feb 2015
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Nimoy (26 Mar 1931–27 Feb 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 143120138, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .