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James Doohan

Jimmy was approximately 5'11" tall.
 
Before his death, Jimmy suffered greatly from Alzheimer's disease and had been ravaged by Parkinson's disease, diabetes, lung fibrosis, and pneumonia.
 
Hand models were used for his right hand during Star Trek scenes were he operated the transporter because he only has a thumb and 3 fingers on his right hand.
 
Jimmy starred in the Canadian version of the Howdy Doody Show.
 
Jimmy was once labeled the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".
 
Jimmy did several different accents. Roddenberry asked which he preferred, and Doohan reportedly replied "If you're going to have an engineer, you'd better make him Scottish."
 
Jimmy toured as the Spokesman for Philips Electronics HDTV in 1999.
 
Jimmy was given an honorary Degree in Engineering by the Milwaukee School of Engineering where apparently half of the students polled said they were inspired to study engineering by his role in Star Trek (1966).
 
Jimmy used to live across the street from Ralph Thorson and his family, the main subjects of the movies The Hunter (1980) and The Huntress (2000) (TV), as well as the tv series The Huntress (2000).
 
Jimmy was married to Janet Young from 1949 until their divorce in1964), she was the mother of his first four children.
 
Jimmy them married Anita Yagel in 1967, they later divorced in 1972.
 
Jimmy was married to Wende Doohan from 1974 until his death in 2005. They had three children together.
 
Jimmy was among many WWII veterans to publically thank Steven Spielberg for not holding back on the intensity of the Normandy Invasion scene in Saving Private Ryan (1998).
 
Jimmy attended S.C.I.T.S. high school in Sarnia.
 
It was said that Jimmy lost his right middle finger during WWII, but it has also been rumoured that he lost it in a gardening accident.
 
The only two episodes of "Star Trek" (1966) in which one can see that JImmy's middle finger is missing are "The Trouble with Tribbles" and "Cats Paw".
 
According to the Director's Edition DVD of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), the Klingon language first introduced in that movie and later featured in many later Trek movies and TV episodes was initially devised by Doohan.
 
Jimmy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 31 August 2004.
 
Jimmy made his first (Where No Man Has Gone Before) and last (Star Trek: Generations) Trek appearances with William Shatner.
 
Jimmy did many of the voice-overs parts on the original Star Trek (1966), including the M-5 from The Ultimate Computer and Sargon from Return to Tomorrow.
 
Jimmy suffered a massive heart attack in 1989.
 
Some of Jimmy's ashes will be sent up into space later in 2005, as were his wishes. Houston's Space Services, Inc., which specializes in such memorials (and who sent Gene Roddenberry's ashes and LSD guru Timothy Leary's in 1997).
 
With Jimmy's death on 20 July 2005, Grace Lee Whitney, born April 1930, is the oldest living Star Trek (1966) cast member.
 
Jimmy's parents, William and Sarah Doohan, were (at the time of his birth) recent Catholic refugees from mainly Protestant Belfast who left Ireland during the War of Independence (also called the Anglo-Irish War).
 
Jimmy won a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included fellow Canadian Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.
 
Jimmy was the only then-living Star Trek (1966) cast member not to lend his voice to the Futurama (1999) episode Where No Fan Has Gone Before, leading to his character Scotty being replaced by the farcical Welshie.
 
Jimmy appeared in episodes of three different series with Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and Duckman (1994).
 
Jimmy released his autobiography Beam Me Up, Scotty (with Peter David) in 1996.
 
Jimmy appeared in the TV commercial for Frosted Cheerios in 1996.
 
Jimmy was the main Spokesman for Radio Shack in 1998.
 
Jimmy appeared in the TV commercial for Ames Department Stores in the late 1990s.
 
Jimmy has performed in hundreds of Canadian radio and TV productions since the 1940s.
 
Jimmy narrated a number of audio adaptions of Star Trek novels, including Yesterday's Son.
 
In 1987, Jimmy was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
 

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