Leonard Nimoy

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  • Birth Name: Leonard Simon Nimoy
  • Birth Place: Boston, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/26/1931, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; author; photographer
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Leonard Nimoy Fast Facts:
  • His parents were Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants who escaped from Stalinist Russia.
  • Appeared in his first play, Hansel and Gretel, at the age of 8.
  • After a two-year stint in the Army, enrolled at California's Pasadena Playhouse.
  • His appearance in an episode of the series The Lieutenant caught the eye of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who cast him in the role of Mr. Spock.
  • Directed the big-screen outings Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), as well as the hit comedy Three Men and a Baby.
  • Created the "live long and prosper" Vulcan salute, based on a Jewish blessing he'd seen as a child.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985.
  • Has published collections of poetry and two autobiographies.
  • Leonard Nimoy Relationships:
  • Aaron - Stepson
  • Max Nimoy - Father
  • Sandi Zober - Ex-wife
  • Adam Nimoy - Son
  • Julie - Daughter
  • Dora Nimoy - Mother
  • Susan Bay - Wife
  • Melvin Nimoy - Brother
  • Leonard Nimoy Awards:
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Antioch College, Austin, TX (MA in Education); attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA; attended Boston College, Boston, MA

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