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, 1956; Julie, 1955
    Education: Attended Boston College; Attended University of California, Los Angeles; Antioch University, M.A.
    Military: US Army Reserve, 1953-1955, Sergeant
    Other Facts:
    Was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards.
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    Authored 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."
    Was 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).
    February 27, 2015 - Nimoy dies of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.