On February 27, 2015, one of our most beloved actors, film director and photographer said goodbye to explore the “Final Frontier.” Leonard Simon Nimoy who was well-known for his role as Mr. Spock, the Vulcan from the original Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. He was born on March 26, 1931 in the West End of Boston Massachusetts. Nimoy was the son of Yiddish speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Soviet Union, currently known as Ukraine.
He began acting at the age of eight in children’s and neighborhood theater. He received an MA in Education from Antioch College, an honorary doctorate degree from Antioch University (Ohio), an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Boston University, and was awarded for activism in Holocaust remembrance, the arts and the environment.
The one role many people did not realize that Leonard Nimoy held, is the role of published poet. Yep, Leonard Nimoy was part of that literary group of poetry enthusiasts.
- We Are All Children Searching for Love: A Collection of Poems and Photographs published by Blue Mountain Arts in 1977
- A Lifetime of Love published by Blue Mountain Arts in 2002
- Come Be with Me published by Blue Mountain Press in 1978
Although he was best known as Mr. Spock, we salute Leonard Simon Nimoy for also embracing this genre, from the poetry community. So long Leonard Nimoy.