Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"Star Trek's" Scotty (James Doohan) dies at age 85 - A sad day for Star Trek Fans

Actor James Doohan, best known as the feisty, Scottish-accented chief engineer on television's original Star Trek series - a role immortalized by the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" - has died at age 85.
Doohan died at his home in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, Washington.
The actor's wife of 28 years, Wende, was at his side. Doohan's last public appearance was in October, when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.During World War II, he participated in the invasion of Juno Beach on D-Day as a captain with the Royal Canadian Artillery. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: one that took off his middle right finger ( he managed to hide the missing finger on screen ), four in his leg and one in the chest. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case.


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