Thursday, August 14, 2014

Arlene Martel Has Died

Actress Arlene Martel, who played the prospective bride of Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock in the only episode of NBC’s Star Trek set on the planet Vulcan, has died. She was 78. Martel was married three times, including to actors Boyd Holister and Jerry Douglas, a longtime player on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and was involved for years with James Dean.

18 comments:

Snapdragon said...

Can we stop defining a woman's life by to whom she was married or dating? Please?

Sherry said...

Well how many years? He died at 23. Unless it's another James Dean.

RIP to this beautiful lady though.

The Real Dragon said...

Like 6 celebrity died this week.

Rip

MISCH said...

She was so exotic looking just beautiful

Jessica Larson said...

She was also a reg on Hogan's Heros it looks like, whenever I see that I wonder now if they ended up in Crane's home movies.

Sabrina said...

@The Real Dragon, can we use the term celebrity for the likes of Kim Kardashian and such?

Arlene Martel, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and J.J. Murphy were actors, with different degrees of sucess and talent, but none of them were "celebrities".

D Brown said...

I remember her from Hogan's Heroes where she played a resistence fighter in numerous episodes. RIP

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

She also appeared in the classic Outer Limits episode "Demon with a Glass Hand."

She was not all that well-known, though, so I'm pleased to see you covering her passing. She was gorgeous and a prodigious talent.

The Real Dragon said...

Fine by me!

NovaNightly said...

Not to nerd out too much...but she also starred in two episodes of The Monkees. :) She was a real beauty. RIP.

B. Profane said...

Clearly she should have taken Spock over that lug Stonn.

auntliddy said...

Snap- i yjinkb thats mentioned to jog a memory of who she was.

Snapdragon said...

Pretttttty sure the Star Trek mention was sufficient for that.

I don't mean to sound like this is personal against you, @auntliddy--I'm just so frustrated that women seem to have to be defined by some relationship to a man in order to matter.

E.g. She's not a well-respected human rights lawyer, she's Clooney's fiancee. Sigh.

Bee Haven said...

I agree Snapdragon.

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

It's cool that you use two totally unknown to me husbands in order to define some lady I didn't know but could put somewhere (star trek) without the clue.

RIP anyway.

T. W. said...

Yeah. My sister had no idea who Lauren Bacall was until I mentioned she was married to Bogie.

0_0 said...

I remember who she is and most of her commented (and memorable) roles just from the photo, but who the hell are those listed husbands?

Hottest Vulcan ever.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Ahh, what a shame. She was pretty great! Like said, she played Tiger on "Hogan's Heroes" and about a million other guest roles on all kinds of shows from the 60's and others.