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Grace Lee Whitney

Biography

Actress who’s best known on her behalf role while Janice Rand on the tv screen series Celebrity Trek. She sang on Detroit’s WJR radio when she was fourteen yrs . old. She was used as a kid and was originally called Mary Ann Run after. She was wedded to Jack port Dale from 1965 to 1991. She acted opposing William Shatner on the favorite TV series Celebrity Trek.

Quick Facts


Full Name Grace Lee Whitney
Date Of Birth April 1, 1930
Died May 1, 2015, Coarsegold, California, United States
Place Of Birth Ann Arbor, MI
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Jack Dale, Sydney Stevan Dweck
Children Scott Whitney
Movies Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Irma la Douce, The Texan Meets Calamity Jane, Man From Galveston, Mystery Range
TV Shows Star Trek: Phase II
Star Sign Aries

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Since she has passed away, William Shatner is now the oldest living cast member of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
2Moved to Coarsegold, California in 1993 and continued her fellowship work in Fresno and Madera Counties, completely dedicating her life to helping herself and others find daily sobriety and a higher power out of addiction. She wanted to be known more as a survivor of addiction than as a Star Trek (1966) cast member.
3Her famous role as Yeoman Janice Rand in the first season of Star Trek (1966) was supposed to be the lead female character. However, the producers let go of the character after the first half of the first season, much to the fans' regret. However, she was asked back for most of the Star Trek movies, reprising her role as Janice Rand.
4According to her autobiography, "The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy", she struggled with and overcame alcoholism and drug addiction, particularly marijuana.
5In 1998, she appeared in an episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993) with her Star Trek (1966) castmates George Takei, Walter Koenig and Majel Barrett.
6Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for her role as Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek (1966) series.
7Was a professional singer before becoming an actress, and at one point, toured with Red Ingle and his band.
8Had appeared in episodes of three different series with George Takei: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Diagnosis Murder (1993).
9Two Star Trek action figures were made in the likeness of her Star Trek character, Yeoman Janice Rand.
10Had a singing group called "Star", with which she regularly entertained at nightclubs and at Star Trek conventions.
11Mother of Jonathan Dweck and Scott Whitney.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bat Masterson1961TV SeriesLouise Talbot
Zane Grey Theater1961TV SeriesEllen
Overland Trail1960TV SeriesSaloon Girl
Some Like It Hot1959Rosella (uncredited)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1958TV SeriesSaloon Girl
The Naked and the Dead1958Girl in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Mike Hammer1958TV SeriesTempest Flame
The Walter Winchell File1958TV SeriesMidge
Top Banana1954Miss Holland (uncredited)
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men2007VideoJanice Rand
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II2007TV SeriesJanice Rand
Sci Fi Visionaries2004Video shortYeoman Janice Rand
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesEncounter Group Abductee
Star Trek: Voyager1996TV SeriesCommander Janice Rand
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Excelsior Communications Officer
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986Commander Rand
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock1984Woman in Cafeteria
The Kid with the 200 I.Q.1983TV Movie
Hart to Hart1980TV SeriesChic Lady
Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979Janice Rand
The Next Step Beyond1978TV SeriesDr. Dorothy Alsworth
Cannon1974TV SeriesIda
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1970TV SeriesBlonde
Death Valley Days1962-1969TV SeriesNellie Cashman / Angela Cummings / Kat / ...
The Name of the Game1969TV SeriesSuzette
The Outsider1969TV SeriesClaire
The Virginian1963-1968TV SeriesHeather / Nina
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesMaggie
Mannix1968TV SeriesGloria
Cimarron Strip1968TV SeriesKatie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1968TV SeriesVelma
Police Story1967TV MovieSgt. Lilly Monroe
Ironside1967TV MovieStripper (uncredited)
Rango1967TV Series
Batman1967TV SeriesNeila
Run for Your Life1965-1967TV SeriesBillie / Millie
Star Trek1966TV SeriesYeoman Janice Rand Yeoman Rand
No Time for Sergeants1965TV Series
Bewitched1964TV SeriesBabs Livingston
Temple Houston1964TV SeriesTangerine O'Shea
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesMona
Wagon Train1964TV SeriesNora
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesSally Burns
The Outer Limits1964TV SeriesCarla Duveen
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesBlonde
The Man from Galveston1963Texas Rose
77 Sunset Strip1961-1963TV SeriesNatasha / Flame / Binnie Clark / ...
Irma la Douce1963Kiki the Cossack
The Untouchables1962-1963TV SeriesFran / Penny
Critic's Choice1963Minor Role (uncredited)
The Eleventh Hour1962TV SeriesDawn
Ensign O'Toole1962TV SeriesRita Shaw
Surfside 61961-1962TV SeriesWendy Peters / Bernice / Lorraine Eldridge
The New Breed1962TV SeriesBeth
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesCircus Blonde
The Rifleman1962TV SeriesRose
Gunsmoke1962TV SeriesPearl
Hawaiian Eye1962TV SeriesMarcia Vail
A Public Affair1962Tracey Phillips
The Detectives1961-1962TV SeriesDarlene / Susie Jackson
The Roaring 20's1961-1962TV SeriesLily / Ginger
King of Diamonds1962TV Series
Hennesey1961TV Series
Pocketful of Miracles1961Queenie's 'Broad' in Black Dress (uncredited)
General Electric Theater1961TV SeriesAudrey Henderson
The Real McCoys1961TV SeriesMrs. Lomax
Michael Shayne1961TV SeriesGloria / Ginnie Maxwell
The Islanders1961TV SeriesBarbara

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spotlight on Grace Lee Whitney2000TV Movie performer: "USS Enterprise", "Venice to Balboa" / writer: "USS Enterprise", "Venice to Balboa"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spotlight on Grace Lee Whitney2000TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get a Life!2012TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Captains2011Documentary the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Captains2011DocumentaryHerself
Bring Back... Star Trek2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spotlight on Grace Lee Whitney2000TV MovieHerself
Trekkies1997DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spacelift: Transporting Trek Into the 21st Century2011Video shortJanice Rand
How William Shatner Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryYeoman Janice Rand
Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century2004Video shortJanice Rand

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#Quote
1[2013] When I told the fans I was an alcoholic, they all applauded. When I told them I had given myself to a higher power, they cheered again. I'm in a great place because I've gone full circle.
2[on her termination from the original Star Trek (1966) series] They wanted William Shatner to have romances in each episode with a different person, because for him to be stuck with one woman was not good for him and it wasn't good for the audience. That's what they told me, so I was written out. There were two blonde girls and one black girl. Nichelle Nichols was a more important character and couldn't be written out. Everything's political in America. One of the blondes have to go. The other one was engaged to the boss, so guess who went? I just about killed myself. I drank, that's what we do, we drink to get rid of pain. I was really mad. My God, was I bitter.
3[interview in iFMagazine, September 2006, asked for her opinion on Star Trek (2009) being a prequel film] I don't know how that's going to go. I just don't know about that. I don't know how fans will react to that. How can you go back beyond the classic Trek? They tried that on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), but did it go, did it work? I think Scott Bakula was terrific on that show. But it didn't last as long as some of the others, and I wonder what happened and why that is.
4[interview in iFMagazine, September 2006, on Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007)] It's cute because I have a nice interchange with Pavel Chekov, and I have a nice interchange with Uhura. It's like old times. It's all very déj
5[interview in iFMagazine, October 2006, asked if she is surprised at how popular the original Star Trek (1966) series has become] Oh, yeah. It was an acting gig and we thought that Spock was weird and we thought the only reason we were being hired was to sell color television sets, and wasn't Kirk cute? I mean, gosh, he was cute! I was in the middle of the both of them [Kirk and Spock]. Then after the series, I went on to do Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and that was supposed to be a series originally. They wrote it as a series, and when Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) came out, Paramount jumped off the roof and they went into the motion picture, and George Takei and I did Star Trek: Voyager (1995). That was going to be a series. We were supposed to have our own show, and they did Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) instead. It was supposed to be George and Gracie [i.e., The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950)] on the Excelsior.
6[on the famous 'Yeoman Rand' basketweave hairstyle from the original Star Trek (1966) series] It was so heavy it kept listing to the left, I swear they had to nail that thing to my head! It was gorgeous Max Factor hair. It cost a lot of money and somebody stole it. I still have visions of that damn wig turning up. I go down to Skid Row for my recovery program - I'm clean and sober now - and I keep expecting to find some bag lady or drag queen wearing it!

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling blue eyes
4Platinum blonde hair

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