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Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston in 1931. His first stage appearance was in "Hansel and Gretel" at age eight. After a short stint at Boston College, he came to California in search of an acting career. Then Leonard went into the Army and spent 18 months serving in Georgia, at Ft. McPhearson. During that time he directed and played "Stanley" in the Atlanta Theater Guild's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Leonard's film debut was in the movie, "Queen for a Day," in 1951. Then he did "Rubarb." In 1966 came his big break when he began his role as Spock on Star Trek. because of his success and popularity In Star Trek he won roles in several stage Plays, When Star Trek was cancelled, in 1969, Leonard signed on to play Paris the Great, master of disguise, on the Mission Impossible series.

In 1971, Leonard starred in "Fiddler on the Roof," and then third billing in "Catlow," the same year. In 1974, he did a TV movie called. "The Alpha Caper" and "The Missing are Deadly," in 1975. In 1975. Leonard returned to college and earned a master's degree in education at Antioch College.

In 1977 Leonard played Martin Dysart in the play "Equus," on the New York stage. In 1978, he starred in a remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Then he went on from 1978-1981 to tour the country in his one-man play, "Vincent." The play was written and directed by Leonard, based on the play "Van Gogh" by Phillip Stephens. After more than 150 performances, "Vincent" was broadcast on the A&E cable network.