|Leonard Nimoy Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11¾ in|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1931|
|Date of Death||February 27, 2015|
Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, photographer, author, director, producer, voiceover artist, singer, and songwriter who is best known for playing the character of Spock in the Star Trek franchise for almost 50 years, from a pilot episode shot in 1964 to his final film performance in 2013. He was also cast in several other projects including films and shows like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Land of the Lost, Deathwatch, Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists, Assault on the Wayne, Ancient Mysteries, and Mission: Impossible. On January 16, 1985, Leonard Nimoy received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Leonard Simon Nimoy
He was born on March 26, 1931.
At the age of 83, Leonard Nimoy died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on February 27, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Leonard Nimoy attended Boston College where he took drama classes. Also, he received an MA in education from Antioch College in 1977. Later, in 2000, he received an honorary doctorate from Antioch University in Ohio.
Moreover, he studied photography at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1970s as well as received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Boston University in 2012.
Actor, Photographer, Author, Director, Producer, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Songwriter
- Father – Max Nimoy (1901-1987) (Owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of Boston)
- Mother – Dora (née Spinner) (1904-1987) (Homemaker)
- Sibling – Melvin Nimoy (Older Brother)
- Others – Pinchus/Pinchas Nimoy (Paternal Grandfather), Eta/Etta Drutin/Drootin (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel/Schloime Spinner/Spiner (Maternal Grandfather), Shefra/Sarah Belin/Mazur (Maternal Grandmother), Jeff Nimoy (Cousin) (Voice Actor, Director, Producer, Writer)
He was signed with The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Leonard Nimoy had dated –
- Sandra Zober (1954-1987) – He got married to actress Sandra Zober in the year 1954 and the duo was blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Julie Nimoy (b. 1955) and son Adam Nimoy (b. August 9, 1956). However, Leonard Nimoy reportedly left Sandra on her 56th birthday after 32 years of marriage and eventually divorced in 1987.
- Susan Bay (1989-2015) – He then married actress and director Susan Bay in 1989 on New Year’s Day and they remained together until his death in 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
He had Ashkenazi Jewish roots.
Salt and Pepper
- Vulcan salute
- Deep baritone voice
- Wore glasses
He had been a part of TV commercials for Aleve pain relief medication, Amnesty International, Priceline.com, Oldsmobile cars, and Volkswagen Golf automobile.
Leonard Nimoy Facts
- He had done voiceover work for video games like Star Trek: Judgment Rites, Seaman, Civilization IV, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
- The asteroid 4864 Nimoy was named after him on June 2, 2015.
- Leonard Nimoy shared a close bond with William Shatner who authored the book titled Leonard: My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, a book about his friendship with Nimoy.
- On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Nimoy amongst hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
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