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William Shatner to lead the 2014 Stampede Calgary parade

William Shatner to lead the 2014 Stampede Calgary parade

CALGARY, Alberta, June 5 (UPI) --William Shatner has been named Grand Marshal of the 2014 Stampede Calgary parade in Canada.
Annie Martin
NASA gives actor William Shatner top civilian honor

NASA gives actor William Shatner top civilian honor

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Actor William Shatner was bestowed with a Distinguished Public Service award by NASA over the weekend, the highest honor given to a non government employee.
Brooks Hays

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International
William Shatner to star in his own home renovation series

William Shatner to star in his own home renovation series

March 17 (UPI) -- Actor William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth will star in their own home renovation show "The Shatner Project" on the DIY network.
Annie Martin
Shelton, Yearwood to appear on Clarkson's Christmas special

Shelton, Yearwood to appear on Clarkson's Christmas special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. music stars Reba, Blake Shelton and Trisha Yearwood are to appear on the TV special, "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," NBC announced.
Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jim Parsons and Mark Hamill are lending their voices to the "Sound Off for Autism Speaks" fundraising campaign.
Two moons of Pluto get named, but people's choice of Vulcan ignored

Two moons of Pluto get named, but people's choice of Vulcan ignored

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 2 (UPI) -- Two moons of Pluto have new names, but neither will be Vulcan despite votes from thousands of Star Trek fans, astronomers in California say.

Christine White, 'Twilight Zone' icon, dead at 86

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Television actress Christine White has died in Washington, her representatives announced. She was 86.

Rare 'Star Trek' phaser sells for $231,000

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- A rare "Star Trek" phaser rifle prop from the original television series was sold for $231,000 at an auction in Los Angeles, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International
'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In a voting campaign to pick names for two of Pluto's smallest moons one clear winner is "Vulcan," proposed by U.S. actor William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame.
Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Jane Lynch and "The Office" actor Craig Robinson took a break from their day jobs to play aliens in the Hollywood movie "Escape From Planet Earth."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Alligator found living in N.Y. pond ... World records set at Pakistan festival ... 2 Trekkies marry in Klingon ceremony ... Second fake lawyer charge for Ill. man ... The world as we know it from UPI.
2 Trekkies marry in Klingon ceremony

2 Trekkies marry in Klingon ceremony

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Swedish couple married according to Klingon rituals Saturday at Britain's first official Star Trek convention.
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William Shatner
William Shatner hosts the Canadian Awards for Electronic Animated Arts (CAEAA) at River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, September 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, recording artist, and author. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician, author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Shatner currently stars in the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.

Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc, a neighbourhood in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Anne (née Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. He has two sisters, Joy and Farla. His paternal grandfather, Wolf Schattner, anglicized the family name to "Shatner". Shatner's grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Austria, Poland, Hungary, and Ukraine, and Shatner was raised in Conservative Judaism. He attended Willingdon Elementary School, in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG-Montreal) and Baron Byng High School, in Montreal, as well as West Hill High School in NDG. He is an alumnus of the Montreal Children's Theatre. He also attended McGill University in Montreal. The Students' Society of McGill University building on McTavish Street is popularly (though not officially) named "Shatner".

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