Joanne Linville, a prolific actress greatest identified for enjoying a Romulan commander in an episode of “Star Trek,” died Sunday. She was 93.
Her passing was confirmed by Variety.
Linville, a California native, appeared in dozens of fashionable tv exhibits in her decades-long profession, together with “The Twilight Zone,” “Columbo,” “Kojak,” “Dynasty,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “L.A. Law,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Route 66,” “Barnaby Jones” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” She additionally labored in movies together with the 1976 model of “A Star Is Born,” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, and the 1973 spy film “Scorpio” with Burt Lancaster.
But she is usually remembered for enjoying a strong Romulan commander within the Sept. 27, 1968, “Star Trek” episode “The Enterprise Incident,” through which her character faces off with Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and romances with often unfeeling Vulcan officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy).
Television and movie producer Mark A. Altman (“Pandora,” “The Librarians”), who labored on the 2016 documentary “50 Years of ‘Star Trek,’” saluted her portrayal on social media, calling it “perhaps the best thing about #StarTrek’s third season.”
She can be remembered for enjoying a Southern Civil War widow in a 1961 episode of Rod Serling’s basic sci-fi collection “The Twilight Zone.”
One of her newer elements was portraying legendary gossip columnist Hedda Hopper within the 2001 TV film “James Dean,” starring James Franco within the lead function and directed by her ex-husband, Mark Rydell.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, she and acclaimed trainer Stella Adler began an performing conservatory beneath Adler’s identify within the 1980s.
Linville is survived by her ex-husband, Oscar-nominated director Mark Rydell (“On Golden Pond”), and their kids, Christopher and Amy, in addition to a number of grandchildren and a great-grandchild.