Star Trek villain Michael Ansara dies

  • AP, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Aug 03, 2013 11:18 IST

Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden were among several Hollywood couples at the Inaugural Ball in the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, in Washington. He was 91. (AP Photo)

The actor who played the original Klingon on TV's Star Trek has died.

A longtime friend and spokesman for Michael Ansara says the actor died on Wednesday at his home in California after a long illness. He was 91.

Besides playing Kang the Klingon in various Star Trek series, Ansara appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Broken Arrow, Law of the Plainsman, I Dream of Jeannie, Hawaii 5-0 and Murder, She Wrote.

His film credits include Julius Caesar, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Comancheros with John Wayne.

Ansara was predeceased by his son, Matthew, with former wife Barbara Eden. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly, a sister and a niece and nephew.


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