Memorable classic Star Trek guest star William Campbell has died at the age of 87, reports the New York Times. He appeared in two original Star Trek episodes and also one DS:9:
Mr. Campbell was often described as resembling Liberace. (The basis for comparison appears to have been physical rather than sartorial.) He used the resemblance to good effect in a memorable guest role on “Star Trek,” in early 1967. Titled “The Squire of Gothos” and broadcast in the show’s first season, the episode featured Mr. Campbell as a dandified alien obsessed with human history of the 18th century.
In “The Trouble With Tribbles” he played Koloth, the Klingon captain at whose expense Scotty got the last laugh in a highly comic episode. Campbell reprised the role for Deep Space Nine in 1994.
Campbell was lucky enough to work with other Sixties icons – he had roles in Wild, Wild West, Bonanza, and even got to sing with Elvis Presley in the film Love Me Tender.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]