Michael Ansara: Iconic ‘Star Trek’ Actor Dies At 91

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Ansara, the Syrian born television and movie actor whose roles included a Klingon on “Star Trek,” has died.

A longtime friend and spokesman for Ansara says the actor died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a long illness. He was 91.

 

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This 1960 photo shows actor Michael Ansara on location for the TV series, “Law of the Plainsman.” (AP Photo, File)

Besides the “Star Trek” role, Ansara appeared on dozens of TV shows, including “Broken Arrow,” ”Law of the Plainsman,” ”I Dream of Jeannie,” ”Hawaii 5-0″ and “Murder, She Wrote.”

His film credits include “Julius Caesar,” ”Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” ”The Greatest Story Ever Told” and “The Comancheros” with John Wayne.

Ansara was predeceased by his son, Matthew, with former wife Barbara Eden. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly, a sister and a niece and nephew.

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In this Jan. 21, 1969 file photo, Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden were among several Hollywood couples at the Inaugural Ball in the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, in Washington. (AP Photo)

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