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Leonard Nimoy was a prominent actor from the USA.
When he was a boy, he took all possible work to earn at least some money. At 8, Leonard started acting in a children's and neighborhood theater. Later, he took drama classes at Boston College. His acting debut happened in 1951 – it was a role in Queen for a Day.
Best Known For
Nimoy is mostly known for his portrayal of the stoic, cerebral Mr. Spock in the science fiction television and film franchise Star Trek.
This actor can also be seen in the following TV series and movies: Never Forget, Bonanza: Under Attack, David, Brave New World, Fringe, and more.
Nimoy was straight. He was married twice: to Sandra Zober from 1954 to 1987 and to Susan Bay from 1989 to 2015.
Leonard welcomed two kids with Sandra: Julie and Adam.
The future actor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in the family of Dora and Max Nimoy, Jewish immigrants.
Nimoy was Jewish.
Worth To Know
During his career, the actor received more than 10 various awards and nominations.
Leonard had a big passion also for singing and writing - he wrote seven books of poetry and two autobiographies.
In 2009, he broke his nose when filming Star Trek.
Leonard created the Vulcan salute in the second season. Initially, it wasn’t on the show.
He got used to the role so much that even after filming he felt like Spock.
In 2014, Nimoy shared that he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died in 2015 at the age of 83.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.