Archive for December 19th, 2008

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Dec
08

In Passing… Majel Barrett Roddenberry (1932-2008)

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Actress and wife of the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry passed away from leukemia. She was 76 years old. Majel Lee Hudac’s career began with a TV show called “Whirlybirds,” and she had parts on other various shows and films until 1966 when she played the role of Nurse Chapel on “Star Trek;” she also voiced the Enterprise Computer. After the series ended, Gene Roddenberry married her in Japan. Since then she has primarily stuck with “Star Trek,” playing voicing the ship’s computer in every incarnation of the series, as well as playing Lwaxana Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and doing multiple voices for “Star Trek: The Animated Series.”

 

Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.

 

For more information check out her IMDB page at:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000854/

19
Dec
08

In Passing… Sam Bottoms (1955-2008)

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American TV and actor Samuel Bottoms died from a brain tumor last night. He was 53 years of age. Bottoms’ first role was in 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.” From there he would later go on to such films as “Bronco Billy,” “Seabiscuit,” and “Shopgirl.” His most renowned role was that of Lance (the surfer) in “Apocalypse Now.” Other shows he has been in include “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Murder She Wrote.”

 

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

 

For more information, check out his IMDB page at:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0098734/