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Arlene Martel Dies At 78

Actress starred as Spock's bride T'Pring in 'Amok Time'

Arlene Martel, who played Spock's Vulcan bride T’Pring in the "Star Trek" episode "Amok Time," has died. She was 78.

Martel died Aug. 12 at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after suffering a heart attack, according to "These are the Voyages: TOS" author Marc Cushman, who made the announcement on Facebook.

Born in New York in 1936, Martel went on to appear in a variety of television series, including "Perry Mason," "Have Gun – Will Travel," "Hogan's Heroes," "Bewitched," "The Wild Wild West," "The Untouchables," "Mission: Impossible" and "The Twilight Zone."

"Amok Time" served as the Season 2 premiere of "Star Trek" and aired Sept. 15, 1967. The episode followed Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) return to Vulcan for a brutal mating ritual called pon farr, and it was written by Theodore Sturgeon ("Shore Leave") and directed by Joseph Pevney.

"Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent," Nimoy wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

Prior to landing the role of T'Pring, Martel auditioned for parts in the "Star Trek" episodes "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and "Catspaw."

Her final public appearance was in Santa Monica on June 28 to promote Cushman’s latest books.

Martel was married three times, including to actors Boyd Holister ("General Hospital") and Jerry Douglas ("The Young and the Restless").

She is survived by her sons, Jod Kaftan and Adam Palmer; her daughter, Avra Douglas; and her grandchildren, Molly Rose and Dashiell.

Source: 1701News


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