‘Star Trek’s’ Arlene Martel, Spock’s fiancee, dies – CNN.com


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Los Angeles CNN — Actress Arlene Martel, who “Star Trek” fans know as Spock’s bride-to-be, died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday of complications from a heart attack, her son said. Martel was 78.Martel’s ethnic ambiguity earned her the nickname “The Chameleon” among Hollywood casting directors in the 1960s, son Jod Kaftan told CNN.It gained her diverse roles, including as a Russian spy on “The Monkees” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” a French Underground operative in “Hogan’s Heroes,” a Native American woman in a “Gunsmoke” episode and as a Vulcan on “Star Trek.”

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