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Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney
Credits
Role Babs Livingston
Biographical Information
Birthdate April 1, 1930
Birthplace Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Death Date May 1, 2015 (age 85)
Death Place Coarsegold, California, United States

Grace Lee Whitney played Babs Livingston, the girlfriend of client Rex Barker, in the first season episode, "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog" (1964).

Biography[]

Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana", and subsequently appeared in the United Artists film Top Banana (1954).

Grace is probably best known for her portrayal of Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek television series (1966). She later reprised her role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

Grace continued to delight fans in personal appearances at conventions and events throughout North America and Europe. In 1998, she appeared in an episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993) with her Star Trek castmates George Takei, Walter Koenig and Majel Barrett.

Grace Lee Whitney died at age 85 of natural causes in her home in Coarsegold, California on May 1, 2015.

Source[]

Grace Lee Whitney on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 7, 2019.

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