Leonard Nimoy 1931

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Leonard Nimoy 1931

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, the half-Vulcan/half-human science officer of the Starship Enterprise, in the original sci-fi TV series, "Star Trek" (1966-69). The show launched a franchise that extended to animation, feature films, spin-off TV series, and the recently rebooted films, in which Nimoy recreated his immortal character, known for his unerring logic, pointy ears, and the phrase, "Live long and prosper."

Born in Boston to Russian Jewish immigrants, Leonard Nimoy acted in a local production of Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing" at age 17. He won a drama scholarship to Boston College and later moved to California, taking acting lessons at the Pasadena Playhouse, and getting small roles in TV series and ...

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