BOSTON (AP) – In an absolutely logical step, Boston pays tribute to the actor who played Mr. Spock on the TV show and films “Star Trek”.
Mayor Marty Walsh declared March 26th to be Leonard Nimoy Day in the city, his daughter Julie announced this on her Twitter account.
Nimoy, who died in 2015, was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston.
Nimoy furthered his acting talent as a teenager at Elizabeth Peabody House and the West End Boys Club, and as a teenager, according to the proclamation, received a summer scholarship to teach acting at Boston College.
He “brought honor to his hometown with his achievements as an actor, writer, producer, director, poet, photographer and philanthropist,” states the proclamation.
He also contributed to cancer research, as well as scholarship programs for arts and space research, and through the fictional half-human, half-Vulcan, Mr. Spock gave the immigrant, the refugee and the oppressed a hero, according to the city.
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