Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. He is best well known for having played the character Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series and films.

He recorded "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" as part of his 1968 Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy album, recount the storyline of The Hobbit in two minutes. The ballad's music video became a minor Internet meme in the early 2000s when The Lord of the Rings movies were released.

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