Grateful Memories of Leonard Nimoy Who Died February 27, 2015
Do you have any favorite memories of the late actor Leonard Nimoy?
Star Trek fans will remember his emotionless portrayal of the always logical Mr. Spock but he had many other roles on television and in the movies that were very memorable.
Leonard Nimoy died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, on Friday, February 27, in Bel Air, California at the age of 83. He left behind plenty of quality work to remember him by.
Nimoy would portray the Spock character on TV and in movies for more than 50 years, mostly supplying just his voice in recent years. Before 'Star Trek' came along, he had acted in such movies as 'Zombie of the Strosphere' (1952) and 'Them' (1954). (He played an Army Staff Sergeant who helps fight the gigantic irradiated ants)
Some may remember his appearances on TV shows like 'Rawhide' or 'The Virginian' where he usually played ethnic characters like Native Americans. Nimoy also was in an episode of 'Twilight Zone' titled 'A Quality of Mercy.' One of Nimoy's many narration jobs was on the popular TV show 'In Search of...'
Along with Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' one of my favorite Leonard Nimoy characters was the Great Paris on the TV show 'Mission Impossible.' He replaced Martin Landau in 1969 on the program for it's fourth and fifth seasons. Paris was a 'master of disguise,' an actor, magician and make-up artist.
Leonard Nimoy's last tweet came on Feb. 22: 'A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP' (Live long and prosper) We will not forget your many legendary characters and quotes.