1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule  |  

Acclaimed US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away

Feb 28, 2015 15:17 IST

Renowned US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles following chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Leonard Nimoy was best known for his half-human, half-Vulcan character of Mr Spock in the cult scientific-fiction series Star Trek. The character of Mr Spock had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy with three Emmy Award nominations.

Born on 26 March 1931, Leonard Nimoy started his career in 1950s by teaching acting classes at Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances.

His first starring movie role came in 1952 with Kid Monk Baroni, in which he played a disfigured Italian street-gang leader who becomes a boxer.

In 1965, he appeared in Star Trek as pilot The Cage. From 1966-69, he played the role of Spock in original Star Trek series.

He also had appeared in multiple films like Queen for a Day and Rhubarb. Nimoy directed the movies Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).

Quick Digest

Who: Leonard Nimoy

What: Passed away

When: 27 February 2015

Is this article important for exams ? Yes4 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: Leonard Nimoy , died

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK