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RIP Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: RIP Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 Reply with quote

I got the sad news from one of my students this afternoon that Leonard Nimoy has passed away. Although best known as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, Nimoy was also a radio personality as one of a revolving cast of hosts on Sears Radio Theatre (1979-1980). He was the third host, after Richard Widmark and Howard Duff, for the show's Friday night adventure themed shows. Other hosts for Sears Radio Theatre included Lorne Greene (Western Night on Mondays), Andy Griffith (comedy night on Tuesdays), Vincent Price (Mystery night on Wednesdays), and Cicely Tyson (Love & Hate night on Thursdays).

Nimoy also starred in a 1994 production of the classic War of the Worlds broadcast by L.A. Theatre Works. He took the role of Prof. Richard Pierson, which Orson Welles had played in the original. The cast included several other Star Trek alumni from various iterations of the franchise.
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