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Martin Milner, the actor known for his roles on the TV series “Route 66” and “Adam-12,” passed away Sunday. He was 83. Milner was born in Detroit in 1931, but moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he quickly took up acting. His first part was the role of John Day in 1947’s “Life With Father,” according to his official IMDb page. Milner appeared in various roles across film and television before landing the part of Stephen Banner on several episodes of the popular police drama “Dragnet.” Also Read: Curt Hecht, Weather Channel Executive, Dead at 47 His big break, however, came. »
- Joe Otterson
After launching his career in such war-themed films Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949), Operation Pacific (1951) and Halls Of Montezuma (1951), Milner began his gradual transition to the small screen with a recurring role in Dragnet and guest stints on Wagon Train and The Twilight Zone.
In 1960, he scored his big break opposite George Maharis in Route 66, which ran for four seasons and nearly 120 episodes on CBS. He followed that up with a co-starring role NBC’s long-running cop drama Adam-12.
Film Nerd 2.0 has become one of the things I am most closely identified with, which is fine by me. I think there is real value in talking about how we introduce media to our children, and there's absolutely value in talking about how that media affects them. It wasn't a column that I consciously set out to create, though. It just sort of gradually became clear that it was something I wanted to write, and the turning point, the moment of actual creation, was all because of "Star Trek." For Toshi, the 2009 film was not just his entry point to "Star Trek," but also his entry point to movies in general. When I took him to the theater to see the film, he stood the entire time, and he didn't want to be touched or spoken to or distracted in any way. He was fascinated, and he had a million questions afterwards. »
- Drew McWeeny
Los Angeles – The actor who created one of the greatest pop-culture characters in TV and film history has passed away. Leonard Nimoy will always be known for the role of Mr. Spock, science officer for the USS Enterprise of the “Star Trek” TV and film series. He died of pulmonary disease on Feb. 27, 2015, according to his wife Susan. He was 83.
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The legacy of “Star Trek” had much to do with Nimoy’s approach to the character of Spock. The backstory of the half-human, half-Vulcan character was one of logic over conflict, yet his character could always be relied on when situations got confrontational. For three seasons in the 1960s and in rerun heaven, the voyage of the Starship Enterprise captivated viewers and was resurrected in a highly popular film series. Nimoy also was a photographer, director, writer and »
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Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer has died at age 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, reportedly confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.
- Terry Flores
Mr. Spock himself, the legendary Leonard Nimoy, has passed away at the age of 83 according to The New York Times.
The actor's wife Susan Bay Nimoy has reportedly confirmed that he died earlier today at his home in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles as a result of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy was hospitalized earlier this week.
Nimoy began his work on TV in the 1950s with shows like "Dragnet" and "Sea Hunt" before finding himself in his most iconic role as the Vulcan character Spock in the original "Star Trek" 1960s TV series.
Nimoy played the role across three seasons of that show, guest-starred on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and appeared in eight of the twelve "Star Trek" films to have been produced so far. He went on to further work on the screen and stage including the original "Mission: Impossible" series to hosting and narrating documentaries and video games. »
- Garth Franklin
Leonard Nimoy, who gained legions of fans for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, has passed away at the age of 83. The actor died earlier today at his home in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, with his wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirming that he passed away from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Leonard Nimoy announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with the disease, which he attributed to several years of smoking, a habit which he had quit several decades ago. He was hospitalized earlier this week.
Leonard Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachussetts to Ukrakinan-Jewish immigrants Dora and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. He made his acting debut at the age of 20 in the 1951 film Queen For a Day, and had several guest-starring spots on shows such as Dragnet and Sea Hunt before he was cast as Spock »
8 items from 2015
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