I came across this interesting little tidbit from Mr. Nimoy’s youth… This was Leonard’s responses to a questionnaire by a fan publication from the 1950’s called “Hi-Lites”, which covered ‘up and coming’ actors and actresses’. This one was from 1953-54. He was happy to respond to Mrs. Hreha’s questions with this gracious note and even supplied a photo!
Early in his career, he’s excited about the avenues opening up to him (Dragnet!) and possibly more so about his interests (“WOMEN!) (This was not long before his marriage to Sandi)
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It’s interesting that this source lists his height as 6′ 1″, since the “Vital Statistics” section of “I Am Not Spock” lists his height as “6 feet” and his weight as “160.” He could have lost ten pounds between 1953 and 1975, but surely he didn’t shrink an inch in height! And his IMDB bio lists his height as 5′ 11 3/4″. Any idea which figure is correct?
(Zachary Quinto is said to be 6′ 2″, which is good, since Chris Pine is said to be 6′ 0″, and Spock is taller than Kirk.)
Back in the 70’s when I belonged to the LNAF, they listed his vital statistics as height: 6″ weight 165. I wouldn’t be surprised if he lost weight with the stress of acting for a living, but I’ve seen other sources that state him as being 6’1″, and if that’s what he said he was, I’m with that! (Of course, being in his 80s now he may have shrunk a little)
(My sweet hubby is 6″2″”, and for years he thought he was only 6″! Then he stood next to his older brother and suddenly grew 2 inches! 🙂 )
I don’t know how you find these treasures, Therese, but this one is especially appealing, regardless of how tall he was.
Thank Debby! Sometimes I just get lucky when I look up stuff on the ‘net!
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