Sunday, October 4, 2015
GRACE LEE WHITNEY.....
Screengrab of Grace Lee Whitney in STAR TREK ( episode CHARLIE X )
I'm NOT a STAR TREK fan... Yes, I watched many episodes when I was young, and I even liked some of them. But, I was never obsessed by the program.
Anyway, I was really saddened to learn of Grace Whitney's passing ( 1930 - 2015 ).
Screengrabs of Grace Lee Whitney in BEWITCHED ( episode IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG )
Ms. Whitney was one of the main reasons I watched STAR TREK. She could act, AND she was attractive too! She played a character called Janice Rand.
Her STAR TREK episode called CHARLIE X, was the first time I saw her.
Screengrab of Grace Lee Whitney in THE OUTER LIMITS ( episode CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT )
She played a lot of different types of characters during her acting career, and also sang.
Some of her television credits include...
MIKE HAMMER ( A Detective Tail - 1958 )
MICHAEL SHAYNE ( various episodes - 1961 )
MANNIX ( Another Final Exit - 1968 )
DEATH VALLEY DAYS ( various episodes )
GUNSMOKE ( Reprisal 1962 )
THE UNTOUCHABLES ( various episodes )
77 SUNSET STRIP ( various episodes )
BEWITCHED ( It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog - 1964 )
THE OUTER LIMITS ( Controlled Experiment - 1964 )
BATMAN ( various episodes )
Above is a lobby card from IRMA LA DOUCE showing Grace Lee Whitney with her boot on Jack lemmon ( top )... And a screengrab from IRMA LA DOUCE showing Ms. Whitney chatting with Jack Lemmon ( bottom )
Some of her theatrical film credits include...
SOME LIKE IT HOT
POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES
IRMA LA DOUCE
She wrote a book. See details below...
TITLE - The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy
WRITTEN BY - Grace Lee Whitney
COMPANY - Quill Driver Books / Word Dancer Press
SOFT and HARDcover editions were published.
I've been told, she also performed on Broadway. She was a multitalented person, and I would have liked to have met her.