March 26th declared 'Leonard Nimoy Day' in Boston

By: H&I Staff     Posted: March 23, 2021, 2:59PM

Boston native and actor Leonard Nimoy will be honored with his own celebration by the city of Boston on March 26th. Best known for his role as Spock, Nimoy will be honored for his various contributions to his community and the arts on his birthday.

Leonard Nimoy’s daughter Julie Nimoy made the announcement on Twitter earlier last week. Signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the proclamation highlights the many accomplishments of the late actor.

Born in the West End, Leonard Nimoy honed his acting talents in his local community through the Elizabeth Peabody House and the West End Boys Club. His considerable acting skills would even grant him a summer scholarship for acting at Boston College when he was just a teenager. Nimoy would honor his native city of Boston through his work as an actor, writer, and philanthropist for many years.

Mayor Walsh also highlights the cultural impact made by his portrayal as Spock in Star Trek. Being half-human and half-vulcan, the character was an outsider and would go on to be a hero to immigrants, refugees, and the oppressed.

Dedicated for his work in the arts and his community, Leonard Nimoy Day will be celebrated for the first time this Friday, March 26th on what would be his 90th birthday.

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