Arlene Martel, an actress with a vast number of genre TV credits, passed away August 12. The announcement was made on Marc (These Are The Voyages) Cushman’s Facebook page, noting the actress had recently suffered a heart attack.
She was most famous for playing Spock’s wife T’Pring in the Star Trek episode “Amok Time.”
Her next most memorable role on Sixties sf TV was playing Consuelo in Harlan Ellison’s Outer Limits episode “Demon With a Glass Hand.” She also appeared on I Dream of Jeannie, Wild, Wild West, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian, and Twilight Zone.
More recently Martel was in a Star Trek webisode, Of Gods and Men, playing a Vulcan priestess at a marriage ceremony between Uhura and a Vulcan.
In 2012 Martel authored Mixed Messages with Jeff Minniti, an autobiography of their romance.