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Leonard Nimoy

Actor/director

Born - 26 March 1931, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 27 February 2015

Tall, dark, saturnine, stern-looking actor of Ukrainian parentage, acting as a child but from the 1960s immortalised as Mr Spock in TV's Star Trek series, later reprising the role in several films, at which stage in his career he also directed a number of popular films. His early years in movies were largely spent playing aliens, native Americans and minor parts, apart from the title role in Young Paul Baroni (1952). Otherwise, there were Queen for a Day (1951), Rhubarb (1951), the serial Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), Old Overland Trail (1953), Them! (1954), The Brain Eaters (1958), The Balcony (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), Deathwatch (1966) and Valley of Mystery (1967). After fame as Spock, he made Catlow (1971), Baffled! (1972), Inside Job (1973) and Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978), following which he embarked on a series of six large-scale Star Trek films, from Star Trek the Motion Picture (1979) to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). A renewal of the series in the 2000s led to him making appearances in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). As director he made the TV movie Vincent (1981) and the films Star Trek II: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), The Good Mother (1988), Funny About Love (1990) and Holy Matrimony (1994). Nimoy, whose second wife was actress Susan Bay (she survives him), died from chronic obstructive lung disease.