Original Klingon Dead at 91

Michael Ansara lived long and prospered as Kang on 3 iterations of 'Trek'
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2013 6:03 PM CDT
Original Klingon Dead at 91
A 1960 photo of actor Michael Ansara on location for the TV series 'Law of the Plainsman.'   (AP Photo, File)

Michael Ansara, who played Klingon villain Kang on three versions of Star Trek, died this week at his home in California, according to his former agent, CNN reports. He was 91. Ansara was born in Syria, and moved to the US at age 2. He appeared on the original Star Trek series, as well as Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Other TV roles included Broken Arrow, I Dream of Jeannie (Ansara was previously married to star Barbara Eden), Hawaii 5-0, and Murder, She Wrote, while his film credits included Julius Caesar, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Comancheros, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, reports the AP. (More Star Trek stories.)

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