Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, MA on March 26, 1931 and died at the age of 83 on Friday, February 27th. Leonard Nimoy’s career in show business stretched for more than six decades. Other than acting, Nimoy was a published poet, an accomplished photographer and even a singer. His acting resume includes several films including the 1987 movie, “Three Men and a Baby”. Nimoy’s most recent acting role was on the television series “Fringe.” His most lasting role however was Mr. Spock, a character on “Star Trek”.
Spock was an elf-eared, half-Vulcan character of “Star Trek”. His character spoke slower than any of the other characters in the series, was always calm and collected, and didn’t get jokes (let alone tell any). Leonard Nimoy was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and even incorporated his religious heritage into his character in “Star Trek.” Spok’s notable hand gesture and the phrase “Live long and prosper” was adopted from a blessing given by a Jewish priestly classed called the kohanim. Leonard Nimoy is survived by his wife and two children. Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock is not dead, his legacy and notable phrase “Live long and prosper” resonates with myself and his fans around the world.