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Leonard Nimoy - Life, Career, Filmography, Discography

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Actor, director, producer, and writer, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He studied at Boston College, moved to Los Angeles and joined a theatre group. His film work began in 1951, with Queen for a Day, but he eventually came to be identified in the public mind with the half-Vulcan/half-human character of Spock in the Star Trek series (1966–9). When the series was reprised as feature films (1979–91), he produced the third and fourth instalments, and scripted the fourth. In addition to many other acting roles in theatre, film, and television, he has worked as a director, his films including Three Men and a Baby (1987) and Holy Matrimony (1994). He has also written several books, including combinations of poetry and photography, as well as the book-pair I Am Not Spock (1975), in which he tried to break away from his screen image, and I Am Spock (1995), in which he accepted it.

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