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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 October 1923Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 28 April 2011Woodland Hills, California, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Campbell was born on October 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Dementia 13 (1963), Cannonball (1958) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). He was married to Tereza Campbell, Barbara Bricker and Judith Campbell Exner. He died on April 28, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Tereza Campbell (1962 - 28 April 2011) (his death)
Barbara Bricker (29 July 1960 - 1961) (annulled)
Judith Campbell Exner (26 October 1952 - 2 April 1958) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

First wife Judith Campbell Exner professed to be a mistress of President John F. Kennedy. She was also involved with Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana during the period she claimed to be Kennedy's mistress.
Older brother of actor Robert Campbell (aka writer R. Wright Campbell).
Was the first actor ever to sing with Elvis Presley in a motion picture (Love Me Tender (1956)).
Ex-brother-in-law of Susan Morrow and Gary Morton.
Studied acting with Uta Hagen, Daniel Mann and Herbert Berghof.
Attended Fagin's School for Drama.
Best remembered by Star Trek (1966) fans for his role as the Klingon captain Koloth in the iconic episode, Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967).
Bore a strong resemblance to pianist Liberace.
On the original Star Trek (1966) series, he played the all-powerful alien Trelane in the episode, Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos (1967), and Klingon captain Koloth, in Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967), both of which aired in 1967. He reprised the role of Trelane for Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1993), returned as Koloth for the 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath (1994), and was a regular at Star Trek conventions and cruises.
During and following his acting career, he worked with the Motion Picture & Television Fund, and at one point was its administrator chief fundraiser. He died at age 87 in 2011, at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Served in the Pacific Ocean with the United States Navy during World War II.
Ex-wife Judith Campbell Exner also was a lover of Frank Sinatra's, who introduced her to both President John F. Kennedy and Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Even more, according to the New York Times, she arranged meetings between the president and the Chicago mob boss.
Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
Was best man at James Doohan's 1974 marriage to Wende Doohan.

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