In memory of Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy as “Oontah” on Daniel Boone (1966)

Leonard Nimoy, known the world over for his portrayal of Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, died yesterday at age 83.

A glance at his IMDb profile shows he appeared in a great many TV shows. Did you know that he played Oontah, an American Indian, in an episode of Daniel Boone?

Nimoy published two autobiographies, I Am Not Spock, and its sequel, I Am Spock. Dude, make up your mind.  Sorry, no disrespect intended.

Since Star Trek photos and videos can be found all over the Web, I’m posting something else. In this clip from 1967, the multi-talented Nimoy performs “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” backed by dancing ’60s chicks. The women are wearing hobbit ears that look suspiciously like Vulcan ears, while Nimoy’s ears are human. I don’t know what to make of that. And they are wearing protest buttons that say things like “Hobbits Unite.”

Leonard Nimoy performs “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” on Malibu U (July 28, 1967)


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