By Kate Barton
Leonard Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, in Boston Massachusetts. He began in Hollywood by teaching acting classes in his twenties. He later went on to star in many movies, the most popular being “Star Trek” as Spock, alongside William Shatner as Captain Kirk.
Leonard Nimoy won eight awards and was nominated for fourteen throughout his acting career, among them are The Editor’s Choice Award for Lifetime Achievement by Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA in 1995 and The Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast referring to the 2009 “Star Trek.”
Nimoy married Sandra Zober in 1954 until 1987, and they had two children: Adam and Julie Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy later married Susan Bay in 1989 up to his death on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard Nimoy’s last public words were, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP,” which he posted on Twitter (LLAP=Live long and prosper). William Shatner, in response to a fan’s question of any regrets he had about his relationship with Nimoy said, “That it could have lasted longer.”