The life and career of Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

February 27, 2015 6:27 PM

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Born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Boston, Nimoy attended Boston College on a drama scholarship but eventually dropped out to move to California to pursue acting. He took acting lessons, hired an agent and began landing small roles in television series and movies such as a baseball player in “Rhubarb” and a small role in “Old Overland Trail.” He then joined the Army and returned to Hollywood after his service where he worked as a taxi driver, vacuum cleaner salesman, movie theater usher while he looked for acting roles.

After "Star Trek" ended, the actor immediately joined the hit adventure series "Mission Impossible" as Paris, the mission team's master of disguises. He played Israeli leader Golda Meir's husband opposite Ingrid Bergman in the TV drama "A Woman Called Golda" and Vincent van Gogh in "Vincent," a one-...

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