Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of 'Star Trek' creator dies of cancer at 76

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Majel in 2007.
Image: Taric Alani.

Actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has died of leukemia at the age of 76. According to a spokesperson, Roddenberry died in her home in Bel-Air, California.

Roddenberry was probably most known for her role as the voice of the computers in nearly every Star Trek television spinoff series from the 1960's to present time. She is also the voice of the computer in the upcoming movie by director J.J. Abrams, Star Trek. Majel also played Nurse Chapel in the original Star Trek series starring William Shatner and later played Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Majel also starred in other TV shows not related to Star Trek such as Earth: Final Conflict, The Lucy Show, Leave it to Beaver and Genesis II.

Majel's husband Gene died in 1991 of heart failure. After his death, Majel took over the Star Trek franchise and put several of Gene's unfinished projects into production which included two television shows.


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Wikipedia Learn more about Majel Barrett on Wikipedia.
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