Death of James Doohan

March 3, 1920 - July 20, 2005
Redmond, Washington | Age 85

Star Trek's Scotty dies at 85
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James Doohan, 85, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died July 20 at his home in Redmond, Wash. He had pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Doohan, a Canadian, was working as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.


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