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'Star Trek' And 'Twilight Zone' Actress Joanne Linville Dead At The Age Of 93

Jun. 22 2021, Published 6:29 a.m. ET

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Actress Joanne Linville died at the age of 93 on Sunday, June 20.

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Linville's agent confirmed her passing to Variety.

"Linville lived a full life. One whose spirit, passion for art and life was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her," a press release announcing her death read.

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Linville was best known for appearing in The Twilight Zone, 1976's A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand and in Scorpio with Burt Lancaster.

Linville was also beloved for being the first female actor to play a Romulan in the Star Trek franchise in the 1968 episode "The Enterprise Incident."

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She emerged as a star in the mid-'50s and '60s, and appeared in guest roles in dozens of TV shows including Charlie's Angels, L.A. Law, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-0, Route 66, Barnaby Jones and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

One of her more recent roles was as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in James Dean in 2001 alongside James Franco.

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In the '80s, Linville moved into a teaching role and opened an acting conservancy with Stella Adler. She also wrote Seven Steps to an Acting Craft.

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Producer Mark A. Altman — who worked on the 2016 documentary 50 Years of Star Trek — paid tribute to the late actress on social media.

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"Saddened to hear about the passing of the great #JoanneLinville. Perhaps the best thing about #StarTrek's third season. Commander of not one, but three Roman flagships and custodian of the cloaking device and, for a time, Mr. Spock's heart," he tweeted.

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"So beautiful and played her part in Star Trek so well… glad she had a long full life ….rest in peace commander," another wrote.

Linville is survived by her ex-husband Mark Rydell, their children Christopher and Amy, several grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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