Leonard Nimoy

March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy wrote his first autobiography entitled I Am Not Spock.

Born in Boston in 1931, Nimoy caught the acting bug early and by the time he was 17 – and portrayed a Depression-era Jewish boy with similar family dynamics to his own – he knew it’s what he wanted to do. A talented singer and performer, he made his way through theatre and bit roles in movies and television for years, amassing quite the IMDB page chock-full of appearances in dozens of the most popular shows of the time. Then, in 1966, he was cast in Gene Roddenberry’s new sci-fi production, Star Trek, and the world was introduced to Mr. Spock. Nimoy spent the next 5 decades portraying the universe’s most famous Vulcan on television and in subsequent film franchises. By the ’70s, he clearly wanted to avoid being typecast, which he did…to a degree. He directed. He lent his unmistakable voice to animated and CGI projects. He acted…without the pointy ears. All the while, he gradually learned to embrace the public perception of him as the beloved character.

In 1995, Leonard Nimoy wrote his second autobiography entitled I Am Spock. 

He appeared as Spock in the 2009 Star Trek reboot franchise and its 2013 sequel and then retired from the role. He died in 2015 of complications from COPD at the age of 83.


Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10 – Behind the main mausoleum is a lovely garden section with water features and stonework. From the road behind the mausoleum, walk the path into this section over the first of 2 small footbridges. Leonard is buried immediately on the right after the first footbridge.


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