Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He began performing at an early age...See full bio »
Gene Roddenberry called me in for
Star Trek and asked me what part I wanted. I told him 'Spock,' but he said he already had Leonard Nimoy for that. I thought, 'Well, back to the unemployment line,' but then he offered me the part of 'Dr. McCoy.' I was tempted, but I turned it down. There's an old...
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