City Of Boston Marks March 26 As ‘Leonard Nimoy Day’


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Boston is honoring Leonard Nimoy, the late Star Trek actor known for playing Spock.

The city has marked March 26 as "Leonard Nimoy Day." It would have been his 90th birthday. Nimoy was born in the West End in 1931.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signed a proclamation declaring the day. Nimoy's daughter, Julie, shared the proclamation on Twitter.

"Leonard Nimoy nurtured his acting talent through the neighborhood at the Elizabeth Peabody House and the West End Boys Club. In his teens he received a summer scholarship for acting lessons at Boston College," the proclamation said.

It went on to say that by "receiving an honorary degree from Boston University, Leonard Nimoy brought honor upon his native city with his accomplishments as an actor, writer, producer, director, poet, photographer, and philanthropist."

The proclamation said it is meant "to serve as a reminder that although he has passed, he will always be remembered as a valued constituent dedicated to both the arts and his community."

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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