Celebrated Actor Leonard Nimoy to Speak at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek. A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting, has directorial credits on numerous feature films, became a successful recording artist and authored several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995). Nimoy is also an accomplished photographer and the recipient of a Master’s Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates.

Event Details
The Friends Speaker Series Featuring Leonard Nimoy
Hosts: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: $25 admission, free to members of the Friends of the Libraries and the BU Community
Contact: RSVP to 617-353-3697
For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives

Leonard Nimoy began his career with small roles in obscure films and series in the early 1950’s. After years of starring in Star Trek and directing films, Nimoy performed on stage in Camelot, The Man in the Glass Booth, Twelfth Night, Oliver and a record-setting tour in Fiddler on the Roof. Nimoy toured thirty five cities in Vincent, a one-man play he also produced and directed. Vincent was filmed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and broadcasted on the A&E Network. Another hit was in the title role of Sherlock Holmes in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s National Tour. On Broadway, Nimoy has starred in Equus and Full Circle. Nimoy has long been interested in photography, and studied at UCLA with Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. Nimoy’s black and white art photography is represented in several galleries nationwide and is installed in numerous museums and private collections in the US and abroad. His photographic essay on the subject of the feminine presence of God is in publication under the title Shekhina. His second photography publication is titled The Full Body Project and is a commentary on the subject of female body image in American culture.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.