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Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease

Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease

Originally posted 02/06/2014 07:50PM

Leonard Nimoy has announced he suffers from chronic lung disease and is speaking out about the dangers of smoking.

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Leonard Nimoy Recovering from Abdominal Surgery

Leonard Nimoy Recovering from Abdominal Surgery

Originally posted 10/22/2010 02:35PM

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek TV series, is recovering from "a minor benign abdominal surgery," according to reports.

The actor's rep says the star is "recovering beautifully," according to TMZ.

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The Original Star Trek Cast: Where Are They Now?

The Original Star Trek Cast: Where Are They Now?

Originally posted 05/12/2009 09:50AM

On the heels of the hit film rebooting the classic Star Trek story, PEOPLE opens hailing frequencies with the classic cast of the original Trek: where they've boldly gone, what the Trek phenomenon means to them – and what they think of their new counterparts.

William Shatner (Capt. James T. Kirk)
RECENT WORK: An Emmy-winning turn as Denny Crane on ABC's Boston Legal; hosts Shatner's Raw Nerve talk show on Bio; 2008 memoir Up Til Now; Priceline.com commercials.

NEXT UP: The documentary Gonzo Ballet, dance performances of six songs written with musician Ben Folds.

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Spock on Spock: Nimoy and Quinto Sound Off

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Spock on Spock: Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto Sound Off

Originally posted 05/08/2009 03:05PM

Leonard Nimoy originated the role of the ever-logical Mr. Spock, and Zachary Quinto of Heroes braves the bowl cut for the latest Star Trek film – and so does Nimoy, thanks to some sci-fi plot twists. PEOPLE was all ears as the two actors mind-melded about playing the famous Vulcan.

What was your first meeting like?
Nimoy: We met in the elevator. I said to him, 'Do you have any idea what you're getting into?'

Quinto: You did tell me the stories about the people who would call you in your hotel room when you'd get somewhere. You'd get all these messages from people that found out where you were staying.

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