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Leonard Nimoy

Nimoy signing autographs at a Star Trek convention, c. 1980
Born Leonard Simon Nimoy
March 26, 1931 (1931-03-26) (age 77)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Years active 1951-Present
Spouse(s) Sandra Zober (1954-1987)
Susan Bay (1988-present)

Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. He is best known for playing the character of Spock on Star Trek, an American television series that ran for three seasons from 1966 to 1969, in addition to several movie sequels. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (525x686, 342 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leonard Nimoy ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boston redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Sappho and Alcaeus of Mytilene, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1881). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...

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Early life

Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Russia.[1][2] His mother, Dora (née Spinner), was a homemaker, and his father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop.[3][4] Nimoy began acting at the age of 8 but his first major role was Ralphie in Clifford Odets's "Awake and Sing," at 17.[5] He studied photography at UCLA, but never completed his degree. He graduated from Boston College in 1953 and has an MA in education and an honorary doctorate from Antioch University in Ohio. Nimoy spent much of his early career doing small parts in B-movies, TV shows such as Dragnet, and serials such as Republic Pictures' Zombies of the Stratosphere in 1952. He fondly recalls playing in pinochle tournaments and selling his body for medical experiments to pay for tap dance lessons. In 1961 he had a minor role in The Twilight Zone episode "A Quality of Mercy". His Bostonian upbringing can be heard in his pronunciation, for example his pronunciation of the word "rather" in Star Trek episodes. Boston redirects here. ... Yiddish (ייִדיש, Jiddisch) is a Germanic language spoken by about four million Jews throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... TV redirects here. ... Dragnet opening frame from the 1967 version. ... DVD front cover for The Adventures of Captain Marvel, one of the most celebrated serials for both Republic Pictures and of the sound era in general. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... Zombies of the Stratosphere (Republic Studios, 1952) was intended as the second serial featuring new hero Commando Cody and the third 12-chapter serial featuring the rocket-powered flying suit introduced in King of the Rocketmen (1949). ... Pinochle (sometimes Pinocle or Penuchle), is a trick-taking game typically for two, three or four players and played with a 48 card deck. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... “A Quality of Mercy” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... The Boston accent is found not only in the city of Boston, Massachusetts itself but also much of eastern Massachusetts. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


Nimoy served in the U.S. Army Reserve, receiving final discharge in November 1955 as a Sergeant. According to the National Archives and Records Administration, Nimoy's U.S. Army service record was destroyed in the 1973 National Archives Fire. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... The National Archives building in Washington, DC The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records. ... Fire in progress The 1973 National Archives Fire, a severe blow to the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States, was a disastrous fire that occurred at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. ...


Career

Stage and screen

The handprints of Leonard Nimoy in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.
The handprints of Leonard Nimoy in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.

Nimoy's most famous role is the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock from Star Trek, The Original Series, which ran from 1966 to 1969. He earned three Emmy nominations for playing this character. The Great Movie Ride is an attraction at Walt Disney Worlds Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... For the Vulcan homeworld, see Vulcan (Star Trek planet). ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... An Emmy Award. ...


As a foretaste of what was to come, Nimoy and William Shatner (who would go on to play Spock's commanding officer, Captain James T. Kirk) found themselves on the opposite side of the Iron Curtain in the 1964 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., "The Project Strigas Affair". With his saturnine looks, Nimoy was predictably the villain, with Shatner playing a reluctant U.N.C.L.E. recruit. Nimoy went on to reprise Spock's character in a voice-over role in Star Trek: The Animated Series, in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and in six Star Trek motion pictures featuring the original cast. He will perform an older Spock in the upcoming Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams. William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... James Kirk redirects here. ... Warsaw Pact countries to the east of the Iron Curtain are shaded red; NATO members to the west of it — blue. ... The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that ran on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968, for 105 episodes (see 1964 in television and 1968 in television). ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Star Trek XI is the working title of the planned eleventh entry in the Star Trek film series, based on Gene Roddenberrys science fiction franchise. ... Jeffrey J. Abrams (usually credited as Jeffrey Abrams or J.J. Abrams) (born June 27, 1966) is an American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. ...


Before his success in Star Trek, Nimoy had acted in more than 50 movies or television shows. Although most of these were popular TV shows, he also appeared in The Balcony, an adaptation of a play by Jean Genet. Following the cancellation of the original Star Trek series, Nimoy immediately joined the cast of the spy series Mission: Impossible, which was seeking a replacement for Martin Landau. Nimoy was cast as an IMF agent who was an ex-magician/ make-up expert, "The Great Paris." He played the role from 1969 to 1971, on the fourth and fifth seasons of the show. (As noted by Patrick White in The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier, Landau had been an early choice to play Spock.) It was during the run of the show that Nimoy fell ill with a stomach ulcer. The Balcony (Le Balcon) is a 1956 play by Jean Genet. ... Jean Genet (French IPA: ) (December 19, 1910) – April 15, 1986), was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor. ... Peptic ulcer is a non-malignant ulcer of the stomach (called gastric ulcer) or duodenum (called duodenal ulcer). ...


He co-starred with Yul Brynner and Richard Crenna in the Western movie Catlow (1971). Nimoy also appeared in various made for television films in this period, such as Assault On The Wayne (1970), Baffled (1972), The Alpha Caper (1973), The Missing Are Deadly (1974), Seizure: The Story Of Kathy Morris (1980), Marco Polo (1982) and he received an Emmy award nomination for best supporting actor for the TV film A Woman Called Golda (1982). Nimoy also appeared in two popular television series, 1972 episode of Night Gallery called "She'll Be Company for You", and in 1973 on an episode of Columbo called "A Stitch In Crime". He played a murderous doctor and was one of the few criminals at whom Columbo ever really became angry. In the late 1970s, he hosted and narrated the television series In Search of..., which investigated paranormal or unexplained events or subjects. He also has a memorable character part as a mad scientist-type New Age psychologist in Philip Kaufman's remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It was during this time that Nimoy won acclaim for a series of stage roles as well. He has appeared in such plays as Vincent, Fiddler On The Roof, The Man in the Glass Booth, Oliver!, Six Rms Riv Vu, Full Circle, Camelot, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The King And I, Caligula, The Four Poster, Twelfth Night, Sherlock Holmes, Equus and My Fair Lady. When a new Star Trek series was planned in the late 1970s, Nimoy was to be in only two out of every eleven episodes, but when the show was elevated to a feature film, he agreed to reprise his role. Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 - January 17, 2003) was an American actor. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... The Catlow is a term for the back of the knee. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... An Emmy Award. ... A Woman Called Golda is a 1982 made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series, starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... A psychologist is an expert in psychology, the systematic investigation of the human body, including behavior, cognition, and affect. ... Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is a film director and screenwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. ... For other uses, see Vincent (disambiguation). ... For the film, see Fiddler on the Roof (film). ... DVD cover for the film The Man in the Glass Booth is a 1975 film adaptation of the novel and stage play by Robert Shaw (uncredited) about a Jewish man who is accused of being a Nazi war criminal. ... This article is about the musical. ... Full Circle is variously the name of: A few albums by musical artists like The Doors, Rupert Holmes, Randy Travis, Pennywise, etc. ... The 1960 Original Broadway cast recording album cover Camelot is a 1960 musical play by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederic Loewe (music). ... Gary Sinise in the 2001 revival In 1963, one year after Ken Keseys bestseller novel was published, Dale Wassermans stage adaptation made its Broadway premiere, running through 1964. ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Its script is based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... Caligula is a play by Albert Camus. ... Twelfth Night has at least three meanings: Twelfth Night (holiday), celebrated by some Christians Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a comedic play by William Shakespeare Twelfth Night (band), a progressive rock band This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... This article is about Arthur Conan Doyles fictional detective. ... Cover of 1993 Longman edition of Equus. ... My Fair Lady is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, based on George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


After directing a few television show episodes, Nimoy broke into film directing in 1984 with the successful third installment of the Star Trek film series (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock). Nimoy would go on to direct the most successful (critically and financially) film in the franchise to date, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and move beyond the Trek universe with Three Men and a Baby, the highest grossing film of 1987. Nimoy also did occasional work as a voice actor in animated feature films including the character of Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie in 1986 and The Pagemaster in 1994. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 feature film version of the popular television series Transformers based on the line of toys by Hasbro. ... The Pagemaster is a live action/animated film released by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1994 and based on the illustrated book of the same name. ...


Literary works

Nimoy has written two autobiographies, the first one called I Am Not Spock (1977). The title of this book was controversial, as many fans incorrectly assumed that Nimoy was distancing himself from the Spock character; however, Nimoy's stated intention was merely to remind the public at large that Spock and Nimoy were not one and the same. In the book, Nimoy conducts dialogues between himself and Spock. Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... I Am Not Spock is Leonard Nimoys first autobiography. ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ...


His second autobiography was entitled I Am Spock (1995), and this title was meant to communicate that he finally realized that his years of portraying the Spock character had led to a much greater identification between the fictional character and the real person. Over the years, Nimoy had much input into how Spock would act in certain situations, and, conversely, Nimoy's contemplation of how Spock acted gave him cause to think about things in a way that he never would have thought if he had not portrayed this character. As such, in this autobiography Nimoy maintains that in some meaningful sense, he really is now Spock, and Spock is he, while at the same time maintaining the distance between fact and fiction. I Am Spock is the second autobiography written by Leonard Nimoy. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ...


Nimoy has also written several volumes of poetry, some published along with a number of his photographs. His latest effort is entitled A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life (2002). His poetry can be found in the Contemporary Poets index of The HyperTexts.[6] In the mid 1970s Nimoy wrote and starred in a one man play called Vincent based on the play Van Gogh by Phillip Stephens. This article is about the art form. ... For other uses, see Photograph (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vincent (disambiguation). ... van gogh is a piece of shit Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Netherlands artist. ...


In 1995, Nimoy was involved in the production of Primortals, a comic book series published by Tekno Comix that involved a first contact situation with aliens that had arisen from discussion between him and Isaac Asimov. There was a novelization by Steve Perry. Cover of first issue Primortals was a comic book series published by Tekno Comix from 1995 to 1997. ... Tekno Comix, later renamed BIG Entertainment, published comic books between 1995 and 1996. ... First contact may refer to: In science: First contact (anthropology), a first meeting of two previously unknown cultures First contact (astronomy), the moment in astronomy during a transit or eclipse when the apparent positions of the two bodies first touch In Star Trek: First Contact (TNG episode), a fourth season... Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920?[1] – April 6, 1992), pronounced , originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов [1], was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. ... Steve Perry (born August 31, 1947) is a television writer and science fiction author. ...


Music career

During and following Star Trek, Nimoy also released five albums of vocal recordings on Dot Records, including Trek-related songs and cover versions of popular tunes, notably, "Highly Illogical". The albums were extremely popular and resulted in numerous live appearances and promotional record signings that attracted crowds of fans in the thousands. The early recordings were produced by Charles Grean, who may be best known as the composer of "Quentin's Theme" for the mid-sixties goth soap opera, Dark Shadows. These recordings are generally regarded as unintentionally camp, though his tongue-in-cheek performance of "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" received a fair amount of airplay when Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films were released. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Dot Records was an American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Charles Randolph Grean (October 1, 1913-December 20, 2003) was a producer and composer known for writing Quentins Theme for Dark Shadows. ... Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Peter Jackson films. ...


In addition to his own music career he directed a 1985 music video for The Bangles' "Going Down to Liverpool". He makes a brief cameo appearance in the video as their driver. This came about because his son Adam Nimoy (now a frequent television director) was a friend of Bangles lead singer Susanna Hoffs from college. For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ... Adam Nimoy (b. ... For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ... Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (2003 promo photo) Susanna Lee Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is a vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bangles. ...


He released a version of country music legend Johnny Cash's song I Walk the Line. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... I Walk the Line is a song written by Johnny Cash and recorded in 1956. ...


Nimoy appeared in Hearts of Space program number 142 - "Whales alive" Hearts of Space is a popular radio show featuring space music, a term that the program helped to popularize. ...


Current work

Starting in 1994, Nimoy began to narrate the Ancient Mysteries series on A&E including "The Sacred Water of Lourdes" and "The Last Days of the Romanovs". He also appeared in advertising in the United Kingdom for the computer company Time Computers in the late 1990s. He had a central role in Brave New World (film), a 1998 TV-movie version of Aldous Huxley's novel where he played a character wonderfully reminiscent of Spock in his philosophical balancing of unpredictable human qualities with the need for control. Nimoy has also appeared in several popular television series--including Futurama and The Simpsons--as both himself and Spock. Kirchers 1669 map of Atlantis. ... A&E is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: A&E Network (Arts and Entertainment), an American television network the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with... This article is about the French pilgrimage location. ... The House of Romanov (Рома́нов, pronounced Ro-MAH-nof), the second and last royal dynasty of Russia, which ruled Muscovy and the Russian Empire for five generations from 1613 to 1762. ... Time UK is a computer retailer set up by the people behind the failed Time Computer. ... For other uses, see Brave New World (disambiguation). ... Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. ... This article is about the television series. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...


In 2003, he announced his retirement from acting in order to concentrate on his photography, such as his recent exhibit for nude pictures of BBW women and models, but has subsequently appeared in several popular television commercials with William Shatner for Priceline.com. He also appeared in a commercial for Aleve, an arthritis pain medication, which aired during the 2006 Super Bowl. Nimoy also provided a comprehensive series of voiceovers for the 2005 computer game Civilization IV. He also did the TV series Next Wave where he interviewed people about technology. He is the host in the documentary film The Once and Future Griffith Observatory currently running in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater located at the recently reopened Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. In January 2007, he granted an interview to Fat free film where he discussed his early career and the benefits of being typecast.[7] Rubens Venus at the Mirror BBW, an initialism for Big Beautiful Woman, denotes an attractive, self-confident woman of size. BBWs are also the focus of a subculture with interests centered on the acceptance, support, and admiration of obese women. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Priceline. ... Naproxen (INN) (IPA: ) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used for the reduction of mild to moderate pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, injury (like fractures), menstrual cramps, tendonitis, bursitis, and the treatment of primary... Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Griffith Observatory, September, 2006. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


On July 26, 2007, it was revealed at Comic-Con that Nimoy would return to reprise his famous role as Spock one more time in the upcoming movie Star Trek, while Zachary Quinto will play his younger self.[8] is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... This article is about the 2008 film. ... Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor known for his roles as Adam Kaufman on 24, Sasan on So NoTORIous, and Gabriel Sylar Gray on NBCs Heroes. ...


In early 2008, Nimoy appeared on The Colbert Report to promote a book displaying his work as a photographer, consisting of pictures of obese naked women. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colbert Report (IPA ) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ...


Personal life

Nimoy has long been active in the Jewish community, as a teen he was active in BBYO, the Jewish youth organization, and recently won their award for distinguished alumni. He speaks and reads Yiddish. One of his better-known roles was that of Tevye the milkman, in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on the series of short stories by Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem. In 1997 he narrated the documentary A Life Apart: Hasidism in America, about the various sects of Hasidic Orthodox Jews. In October 2002 Nimoy published The Shekhina Project, a photographic study exploring the feminine aspect of God's presence, inspired by Kabbalah (esoteric Jewish mysticism). His photographs, which show nude women draped in tefillin (phylacteries), which are typically worn by Jewish males, aroused considerable controversy in the Jewish community. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Bnai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) is an worldwide youth-led organization for high-school age Jewish teens. ... Tevye is the protagonist of several of Sholom Aleichems stories, originally written in Yiddish and first published in 1894, most famously the fictional memoir Tevye and his Daughters, about a pious Jewish milkman in Tzarist Russia, and the troubles he has with his daughters (Tevye has six daughters — in... For the film, see Fiddler on the Roof (film). ... Yiddish (ייִדיש, Jiddisch) is a Germanic language spoken by about four million Jews throughout the world. ... Sholem Aleichem ‎, Russian: ; March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916) was a popular humorist and Russian (geographically, Ukrainian) Jewish author of Yiddish literature, including novels, short stories, and plays. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... This article is about the Hasidic movement originating in Poland and Russia. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. ... Tefillin, also called phylacteries, are leather objects used in Jewish prayer, containing Biblical verses. ...


Nimoy has been married twice. In 1954, he married actress Sandra Zober, whom he divorced in 1987. He had two children with her, director Adam Nimoy and Julie Nimoy, who both appear in an Oldsmobile commercial, with the famous tagline, "This is not your father's Oldmobile". In 1988, he married actress Susan Bay. Adam Nimoy (b. ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ...


Nimoy introduced the Vulcan nerve pinch in an early TOS episode ("The Enemy Within") where Spock was supposed to KO the evil Kirk in the Engineering room. He suggested the "pinch" as a non-violent alternative. Nimoy also devised the Vulcan Salute - a raised hand, palm forward with the fingers parted between the middle and ring finger - based on the traditional kohanic blessing, which is performed with both hands, thumb to thumb in this position: a position thought to represent the Hebrew letter shin (ש). (This letter is often used as a symbol of God in Judaism, as it is an abbreviation for one of God's names, Shaddai. This usage is seen, for example, on every mezuzah.) Nimoy says he derived the accompanying spoken blessing, "Live long and prosper" from this source, as the last phrase of the blessing is "May the Lord be forbearing unto you and give you peace" (Numbers 6:24-26).[9] Nimoy was asked to read the verses as part of his narration for Civilization IV. Spock performs the Vulcan nerve pinch on a Red Shirt during a fight from And the Children Shall Lead As used in the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used mainly by Vulcans to render another lifeform unconscious by pinching the base of the victim... A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ... Blessing gesture that was the inspiration for the Vulcan salute. ... Cohen (disambiguation) Position of the kohens hands and fingers during the Priestly Blessing A kohen (or cohen, Hebrew כּהן, priest, pl. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Shaddai was a late Bronze age Amorite city on the banks of the Euphrates river, in northern Syria, as well as the name, or a signifying epithet of a West Semitic deity, whose name was attached by the Hebrews to that of El as one of the names of God... Mezuzah (IPA: ) (Heb. ... Blessing gesture that was the inspiration for the Vulcan salute. ...


A political liberal, Nimoy recently contributed the maximum $2300 to 2008 US presidential candidate Barack Obama.[10] American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... “Barack” redirects here. ...


Filmography

Director

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. ... The Good Mother is a 1988 film starring Diane Keaton. ... T.J. Hooker was a weekly police drama that premiered as a mid-season replacement in early 1982 on ABC-TV and ran on ABC primetime through summer 1985. ... The Powers of Matthew Star was a prime-time television program from the 1982-1983 season, on NBC. Lou Gossett, Jr. ... Deadly Games was an American sci fi show that appeared on UPN as part of its 1995 season. ...

Actor

Rhubarb is a 1951 comedy Screwball-noir film directed by Arthur Lubin starring Orangey, Jan Sterling and Ray Milland. ... Zombies of the Stratosphere (Republic Studios, 1952) was intended as the second serial featuring new hero Commando Cody and the third 12-chapter serial featuring the rocket-powered flying suit introduced in King of the Rocketmen (1949). ... Dragnet was a long-running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1954 films | Science fiction films ... The Brain Eaters is a 1958 science fiction horror film about alien parasites who land in a small Illinois town and are bent on taking over the world. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... “A Quality of Mercy” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... I, Robot is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Deathwatch (disambiguation). ... The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that ran on NBC from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968, for 105 episodes (see 1964 in television and 1968 in television). ... For the updated film based on the TV series, see Get Smart (film). ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series, starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Cover of 1993 Longman edition of Equus. ... Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... A Woman Called Golda is a 1982 made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. ... Macro Polo was a television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC in 1982. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... This article is about the novel. ... Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp is the 23rd episode of the television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Paramount Pictures, 1989; see also 1989 in film) is the fifth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Never forget, normally followed by a common name for an event (i. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek: Judgment Rites is a video game first produced by Interplay in 1994, featuring the original cast of the classic Star Trek in a series of new adventures, including one featuring Trelane, the omnipotent child from the original episode The Squire of Gothos. Uses the same DOS gaming engine... The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... I, Robot is a collection of nine English language science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, first published by Gnome Press in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. ... Brave New World is a 1998 made-for-TV movie loosely based on Aldous Huxleys novel Brave New World. ... Becker may refer to one of the following: // Albrecht Becker (1906–2002), German production designer, photographer, actor, imprisoned by Nazis for homosexuality Ansgar Becker, German software developer (see HeidiSQL) Barbara Becker (born 1966), wife of Boris Becker Benjamin Becker (born 1981), German tennis player (not related to Boris Becker, below... This article is about the 2008 film. ...

Voice

The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... The Halloween Tree is a 1993 feature-length animated film based on Ray Bradburys 1972 fantasy novel, The Halloween Tree. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Marge vs. ... The Pagemaster is a live action/animated film released by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1994 and based on the illustrated book of the same name. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Springfield Files is the tenth episode of The Simpsons eighth season, which originally aired January 12, 1997. ... This article is about the television series. ... Space Pilot 3000 is the pilot episode of Futurama, which originally aired in North America on March 28, 1999. ... This page is about a video game. ... Milo trying to convince scholars of Atlantis existence. ... This article is about the television series. ... Where No Fan Has Gone Before is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of the animated series Futurama. ... Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Whats going on up there? is a one hour documentary film by film maker Dr. Maryanne Galvin explores the topic of why space and space exploration is important from a number of perspectives, by considering the question Whats going on up there? Featuring a voice introduction by Leonard...

Writer

I Am Not Spock is Leonard Nimoys first autobiography. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... I Am Spock is the second autobiography written by Leonard Nimoy. ... Shekinah (שכינה - alternative transliterations Shechinah, Shekhina, Shechina) is the English spelling of the Hebrew language word that means the glory or radiance of God, or God resting in his house or Tabernacle amongst his people. ...

Discography

See also: Leonard Nimoy discography (includes compilations and re-issues)
  • Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space (Dot Records), (1967).
  • The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (Dot Records), (1968).
  • The Way I Feel (Dot Records), (1968).
  • The Touch of Leonard Nimoy (Dot Records), (1969).
  • The New World of Leonard Nimoy (Dot Records), (1970).

In December 1966 - when it became apparent that the original Star Trek was in spite of low Nielsen Ratings developing a strong following - Dot Records was approaching the producers of the show. ...

Watch

References

  1. ^ Leonard Nimoy - a paladin for the plump / Ex-actor's images sing out in praise of naked plus-size body
  2. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pn/Leonard_Nimoy.html Sfgate: Leonard Nimoy -- a paladin for the plump]
  3. ^ Leonard Nimoy Biography (1931-)
  4. ^ Leonard Nimoy Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  5. ^ From 'Spock': The beauty of big women - International Herald Tribune
  6. ^ http://www.thehypertexts.com The HyperTexts
  7. ^ Leonard Nimoy interviewed on the Independent Film Podcast - Fat Free Film
  8. ^ Pascale, Anthony (2007-07-26). Abrams Confirms Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Trekmovie.com.
  9. ^ YouTube - Leonard Nimoy: The Origin of Spock's Greeting
  10. ^ Newsmeat: Leonard Nimoy's Campaign Contributions. http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Leonard_Nimoy.php

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Leonard Nimoy at the Internet Movie Database
  • Leonard Nimoy article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
  • Leonard Nimoy's entry at Startrek.com
  • Interview with Leonard Nimoy at hossli.com
  • Leonard Nimoy's profile at MobyGames
  • Archive of American Television Interview with Leonard Nimoy Nov 2, 2000 on Google Video
  • Leonard Nimoy Poetry and Photography on The HyperTexts
  • Leonard Nimoy Official Fan Club
  • Leonard Nimoy's Photography
  • http://leonardnimoyphotography.com/7body.htm http://leonardnimoyphotography.com/2photobot.htm Full Body Project
  • "Thanks to Leonard Nimoy" an extensive fan site
  • Maiden Wine comprehensive site devoted to the musical career of Leonard Nimoy.
  • Leonard Nimoy at TV.com
  • Linda C Wood's Leonard Nimoy Fan Fiction Website - fan fiction and poetry dedicated to the film and TV characters created by Leonard Nimoy
  • Signature of Leonard Nimoy - I Am Spock.

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Leonard Nimoy - Memory Alpha - A Wikia wiki (582 words)
Leonard Nimoy is the actor who portrayed Spock on Star Trek: The Original Series.
Leonard appeared in various television guest shots and in 1965 he landed a guest role in "The Lieutenant", a series created by Gene Roddenberry.
Leonard is a prolific photographer and enjoys a new career in his senior years as a professional photographer showing his prints all over the country and world.
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