Shatner, William

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Name
Shatner, William Gender: M
William Alan Shatner
born on 22 March 1931 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Montréal, Quebec (CAN), 45n31, 73w34
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°47' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°23'



William Shatner
photo: Jerry Avenaim, license gfdl

Biography

Canadian-American actor in film and TV best known as the Starship Commander James T. Kirk on the series "Star Trek," 1966-1969. He played the role for more than three decades on TV and in the movies. Some of his other TV works include "The Explosive Generation," 1961, "T.J. Hooker," in which he played a cop, 1983 and "Rescue 911," a real-life medical drama. In 1994, "TekWar," a cable series based on Shatner's best-selling series of sci-fi detective novels, premiered on the USA Network.

That same year, former cast mates from "Star Trek," the TV series, accused him of being, among other things, "an insensitive, hurtful egotist." He denied and dismissed the charges quickly. A book in which he spoofed himself, "Get a Life," was published in the summer of 1999. An equestrian since the mid-'70s, Shatner also performed in world class competitions.

Shatner married Canadian actress Gloria Rand in August 1956; they had three daughters before divorcing in 1969. He ended his second marriage, to Marcy Lafferty, in 1993 after 20 years and three daughters with a settlement of $24 million. The press had reported womanizing and drinking for some time prior to the breakup. Exchanging vows for the third time, he married Nerine Kidd in Pasadena, CA on 11/15/1997. It was her first marriage. On 8/08/1999, when he returned home about 10:15 PM, he saw Nerine's nude body in the deep end of their swimming pool. He dived in to pull her from the pool but was unable to resuscitate her. Their union had not been smooth; Shatner had filed for divorce on 10/21/1998, citing irreconcilable differences, but they had apparently reconciled. Scandal magazines ran stories steadily about Nerine's drinking problem and periodic stays in rehab.

About 1989, he began to experience tinnitus, a ringing in the ears that becomes so persistent that the 10 million people who suffer it often contemplate suicide. While it cannot be cured, there are medical procedures to alleviate the discomfort. For Shatner, relief came with a hearing-aid-like device in January 1996. He became a spokesman and fundraiser for the American Tinnitus Association.

On 2/13/2001, Shatner, 69, made a third marriage, to Elizabeth Martin, 42, a one-time high school homecoming queen, in Lebanan, IN, the bride's hometown.

Shatner's career was renewed in 2004 with the offbeat TV series "Boston Legal," in which he plays blowhard Attorney Denny Crane. In the fall of 2006, at age 75 he became emcee of "Show Me the Money," a quiz show on which he cavorts with the 13 lovely female dancers.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Bergen, Candice (born 9 May 1946). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Locklear, Heather (born 25 September 1961). Notes: Co-stars on "T.J. Hooker"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Nimoy, Leonard (born 26 March 1931). Notes: Co-stars on "Star Trek"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Spader, James (born 7 February 1960). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"
  • spouse relationship with Shatner, Nerine (born 13 July 1959). Notes: Bitter very

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage August 1956 (First marriage)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 19 July 1965 in Culver City (Begins taping first "Star Trek" episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 8 September 1966 (Debut broadcast of TV series "Star Trek")
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  • Work : End Major Project 9 January 1969 in Los Angeles (Final day of taping "Star Trek")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 13 March 1982 (Debut broadcast of TV series "T.J. Hooker")
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  • Health : Chronic illness 1989 (Tinnitus)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1993 (Second marriage Marcy Lafferty)
  • Financial : Lose significant money 1993 (Divorce settlement to Marcy, $24 million)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1993 (Second marriage)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1994 (TV series, "TekWar")
  • Health : Finally healed January 1996 (Tinnitus relief brought through device)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 15 November 1997 in Pasadena (Third marriage, Nerine Kidd)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 21 October 1998 (Filed divorce papers)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Book, "Get A Life")
  • Relationship : Marriage 13 February 2001 (Fourth marriage, Elizabeth Martin)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 October 2004 (Debut broadcast of TV series "Boston Legal")
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 2006 (Quiz show host)

Source Notes

Ruth Dewey quotes Leonna Boggs, written by him on a cocktail napkin at a bar.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Tinnitus)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Second marriage, 20 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Fourth wife 27 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Third wife a drinker)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Alleged by media)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Third wife drowned)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Horses)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker)
  • Vocation : Sports : Equestrian (World competitions)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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