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William Shatner

Actor William Shatner
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Profession: Actor


Why Famous: A cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Federation Starship USS Enterprise in the 1960s TV series 'Star Trek' and subsequent movies.

Born: March 22, 1931
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age: 90 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1956-08-12 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand
  • 1973-10-20 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
  • 1997-11-15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

Historical Events

  • 1963-10-11 William Shatner stars in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"
  • 1966-09-08 "Star Trek" 1st premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • 1979-12-07 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • 1982-03-13 ABC TV crime drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres, starring William Shatner
  • 1992-04-15 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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