The tv actress Majel Barrett died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Best remembered for her appearances in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, she also played the voice of the spaceship computer in all three of these series, as well as in Star Trek: Voyager.
She married Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in 1969; the couple welcomed a son, producer Rod Roddenberry, in 1974.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Majel Barrett Roddenberry, an actress who was the widow of the “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry but who is probably best remembered as Nurse Chapel in the original “Star Trek” series, died Thursday at her home in Bel-Air. She was 76. The cause was leukemia, a family spokesman, Sean Rossall, said.
When we started out in ’64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in.
Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House.
But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines.
I don’t think we’re wasting people in space.