In Passing… Majel Barrett Roddenberry (1932-2008)





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:


1 Response to “In Passing… Majel Barrett Roddenberry (1932-2008)”

  1. January 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I was CRUSHED when I learned of her passing. Nurse
    Chapel was (hands down) my all time favorite Star
    Trek character. Roddenberry was an amazing woman.

    It is very rare for me to be affected by a star’s
    passing as I was with her. 😦 Thank you so much
    for doing this write-up.


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