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The Man Who Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy’s life, career captured in video and on social media

This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series “Star Trek,” from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series “Star Trek,” from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. AP

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the character Spock in the “Star Trek” television shows and films, died Friday at age 83. The New York Times sums up his life and career in this great memorial video:

▪ The actor talks about the secret of Star Trek’s success:

▪ These clips show the ever-logical, half-Vulcan first officer of the Starship Enterprise in action:

▪ Back in 1995, WGN-TV did an interview with Leonard Nimoy about his book “I Am Spock.”

▪ You know Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, but what you may not know is Leonard Nimoy the photographer. Later in his life, he focused on his passion for photography:

READ: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

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