Doohan Beams Up A Star


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[font=Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Sans Serif]James Doohan, Scotty on the original Star Trek, finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to the Associated Press. The frail 84-year-old actor, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease and diabetes and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, accepted the honor on Tuesday surrounded by family, friends, fans and fellow Trek stars George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and Grace Lee Whitney.[/font]

[font=Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Sans Serif]The ceremony was expected to be Doohan's last public foray and it capped off several days of tributes that included a final convention appearance attended by Takei, Nichols, Koenig and Whitney, as well as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Takei, saluting his friend and co-star on Hollywood Boulevard, told the crowd, "This is a galactic day in this town full of stars. We've gathered from thoughout this planet to say congratulations to you, Jimmy. We love you and we thank you for your luminous talent. We thank you for the gift you have given us of that unforgettable character, that ingenuous and beloved engineer that was able to fix anything." Doohan did not address the crowd, the Associated Press added, but grinned happily, waved to fans and posed for photos before leaving with his family.[/font]

[Full article @ Sci-Fi Wire]