Edna Purviance's bio

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Star Trek's 'Nurse Chapel' Majel B. Roddenberry has died

While I wasn't a fan of Star Trek when it first came out in the 1960s, I became a fan while showing 'snowy over the air' reruns in the 1970s. And one of the ladies on the ship was Nurse Christine Chapel.

While she had an interest in Mr. Spock during her space adventures, she was Dr. McCoy's trusted nurse, as well as the voice of the Enterprise, during her long relationship with the show. She was in the very first pilot (test of the show).

She was also the wife of the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry.

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1932, Majel has died at her home in Bel-Air, California at the age of 76. She was fighting leukemia. She has one surviving son.

She was working again as the computer voice for the new Star Trek movie. She will be missed by fans of the show. More from the LA Times >

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