Leonard Nimoy Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of actor and director Leonard Nimoy, famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the television series, "Star Trek."

Birth date:
March 26, 1931

Death date: February 27, 2015

    Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts

    Birth name: Leonard Simon Nimoy

    Father: Max Nimoy, barbershop owner

    Mother: Dora (Spinner) Nimoy

    Marriages: Susan Bay (1989-2015, his death); Sandra Zober (1954-1987, divorced)

    Children: with Sandra Zober: Adam, August 9, 1956; Julie, March 21, 1955

    Education: Attended Boston College; Attended University of California, Los Angeles; Antioch University, M.A.

    Military: U.S. Army Reserve, 1953-1955, Sergeant

    Other Facts:
    Has been nominated for four Emmy awards.

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    Is the author of seven books of poetry.

    Nimoy chose the Vulcan hand salute, which is based on a hand gesture used by Hebrew high priests when blessing the congregation.

    Directed the 1987 film, "Three Men and a Baby."

    Is an accomplished photographer, whose work is displayed in several museums.

    1951 -
    Film debut in "Queen for a Day."

    1966-1969 - Plays Mr. Spock on the television series "Star Trek."

    1969-1971 - Plays Paris, a spy, on the television series "Mission: Impossible."

    1975 - Nimoy's autobiography, "I Am Not Spock," is published.

    1976-1980 - Hosts the television show, "In Search Of..."

    1979 - Appears as Mr. Spock in the film "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."

    1982 - Appears as Mr. Spock in the film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

    1982- Appears in the television film "A Woman Called Golda," and is nominated for an Emmy.

    1984 - Directs and stars in the film, "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."

    1985 - Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1986 - Directs and stars in the film, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."

    1989 - Stars in the film, "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

    1991 - Appears as Mr. Spock in the film, "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."

    1995 - Nimoy's memoir, "I Am Spock," is published.

    1996 - Directs the Broadway play "The Apple Doesn't Fall..."

    2009-2012 - Recurring character on the Fox series, "Fringe."

    January 29, 2014 - Announces on Twitter that he has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).