This is a really wonderful interview with Leonard Nimoy talking about growing up in the West End of Boston. ❤ I especially like when he describes losing his accent and getting Sea Hunt work from Lloyd Bridges, and when he discusses how he identified with Spock. From 2014.
Last year, the first season of the Carol Burnett Show became available for the first time and we were finally able to answer the question, “What was Mr. Spock doing on Carol Burnett?” The answer is here, and a pretty goofy one too! Enjoy!
I came across this beautiful candid of Leonard taken in 1970! Lovely! Thanks to Monica Eugenia Reinoso for finding this! I’m guessing it was at an award ceremony; probably the Emmys. ❤
A truly wonderful actor and gentleman. We’ll always love Leonard!
Today, of course is the 4th anniversary of Mr. Nimoy’s passing. Hard to believe it’s been so long already, but as I grow older, it seems time flies by faster too.
In this regard, although it’s still sad that Leonard passed far too soon for his family and fans worldwide to bear, what remains true forever is not how long his life was, but what he did with it.
One thing I always admired about him was his ambition to be more than just one thing to himself. He knew he’d always be Spock, but he never stopped being Leonard; a man of ambition, compassion, and endless curiosity. And that’s something we all can aspire to. His joy in all his pursuits from photography to writing, to philanthropy and in his ability to be open to all new discoveries in his lifetime was truly never a life wasted. He had a wonderful life, and never took his time on Earth for granted, especially toward the end.
In this regard, isn’t that what we must all hope for in our own lives? The expression “Life is short” tends to become truer as we age. I’m 57 as I write this, (April birthday) and I realize that all I want to accomplish in my life may not come to pass, but that doesn’t mean we stop pursuing our dreams.
In the spirit of Mr. Nimoy’s wonderful, productive life, I wish you all the satisfaction of a life well lived. May we all live Long and Prosper, and thank you Mr. Nimoy, for being a role model of a life lived with love, passion, and commitment to his abilities and family. Forever in our hearts ❤
I’ve been seeing a trend lately on social media with Photoshopped pictures of celebrities side-hugging their younger versions of themselves, so naturally I had to make one with Leonard!
I’ll be doing the whole cast within the next few weeks; stay tuned!
As I write this, I just realized that it was 41 years ago on this day when I first met Leonard in Elmira! Today is also my sister’s birthday; Happy Birthday, Sis! ❤
(And thanks for your patience, I’ve been busy with my subbing job at the local Elementary School!)
Another great candid I bought of Leonard on eBay; this time backstage at Oliver (1972), signing autographs for fans. I would have loved to see him as Fagin in that show! Sometimes when I watch the 1968 Oscar winning movie of the musical, I can imagine how Nimoy might have sung and acted it, But Ron Moody’s performance in the movie is unforgettable!
On another note, sorry I haven’t posted too much lately. We just had a whopper of a snowstorm here! (a bit over a foot). Hope you’re all comfy and well where you are! I’ll post again later this week! Thanks!