Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died (Friday) after being hospitalized earlier this week with severe chest pains. He was 83.
Besides being “Spock” Leonard Nimoy had a colorful career here are some highlights you may or may not be aware of….
- He was Born on March 26th, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts.
- He landed more than 50 small film and television roles until catching his big break in 1966 on Star Trek.
- Played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek TV show.
- Also played “Spock” in the six Star Trek movies.
- Directed Star Trek Three and Star Trek Four.
- He directed Three Men and a Baby, which was the highest-grossing film of 1987.
- He guest-starred on two episodes of The Simpsons.
- He also hosted a couple of TV series.
- Nimoy was also a stage star, appearing in productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and Camelot.
- Released several volumes of poetry.
- He wrote two autobiographies.
- He also had a musical career, releasing five albums between 1967 and 1970.
- Most recently guested on The Big Bang Theory.
No cause of death has been announced, but a year ago, He revealed that he had lung cancer. Leonard Nimoy was married twice. He has two children.
You will be missed…Live long and prosper.