A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy died one week ago today. He was more than the legendary Spock on Star Trek. He was also an actor, an artist, a poet, a photographer, a film director, and a musician. So it is only fitting for Word Sharpeners to honor him.

  • Born: March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Died: February 27, 2015
  • Married to Susan Bay since 1989
  • Children: Adam Nimoy and Julie Nimoy

Nimoy was also a devout Jew. His Vulcan greeting of “Live Long and Prosper” was actually a Jewish blessing. Here’s a video clip of him explaining it.

Here are only a few of the many TV shows and movies Nimoy starred in:

  • Queen for a Day (1951) – his debut
  • Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
  • Bonanza Episode – The Ape (1960)
  • The Untouchables Episode – The Takeover (1962)
  • Perry Mason Episode – The Case of the Shoplifters Shoe (1963)
  • Get Smart Episode – The Dead Spy Scrolls (1966)
  • Various Gunsmoke Episodes (1961-1966)
  • Star Trek (1966-1969)
  • Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Star Trek III: In Search of Spock (1984)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes – Unification I & II (1991)
  • Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  • David (1997)
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Leonard Nimoy was also a writer and wrote two autobiographies and some movie scripts:

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Movie)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Movie)
  • In Search of… Great Lovers (TV Show)
  • In Search of… Vincent Van Gogh (TV Show)
  • Vincent (TV Movie)
  • I Am Not Spock
  • I Am Spock
  • We are All Children Searching for Love
  • A Lifetime of Love
  • You and I
  • Come Be of Me
  • Will I Think of You?
  • Warmed by Love

RIP Leonard Nimoy. Live Long and Prosper!

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This entry was posted in Book Lists, Lists and More Lists, Movie Lists, TV Shows Lists by Tamera Kraft. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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