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 STARTREK.COM : Article
Doohan is survived by his wife of 28 years, Wende, and their 5-year-old daughter Sarah, along with six adult children — Larkin, Deirdre, Chris, Montgomery, Eric and Thomas — and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James Doohan was the son of an Irish couple who immigrated from Belfast to Canada while his mother was pregnant with him.
Doohan started working in Hollywood in the early 1960's, and in 1965 his agent sent him to read for the part of a Chief Engineer, a character that was not yet fully developed.
www.startrek.com /startrek/view/news/article/12920.html   (1407 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Local News: Star Trek's "Scotty" diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
James M. Doohan, the actor who played "Scotty" on Star Trek, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, his agent and a son confirmed yesterday.
He said Doohan is in the beginning stages of the disease, a progressive neurological disorder that afflicted former President Ronald Reagan, who died June 5.
Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, B.C. His career spans more than 50 years, but he is best known for his role as the USS Enterprise's affable chief engineer, Lt. Cmdr.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2001973756_webscotty07.html   (441 words)

  
 In Remembrance- James Doohan
James Doohan, the character actor best known for his role as the engineering officer of the starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek television and subsequent film series, has passed away on June 20, 2005 in Redmond, Washington.
Doohan and series creator gene Roddenberry agreed that Doohan’s Scottish accent was best for the role and the character of Lt. Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott was defined on the spot.
Doohan At fan convention appearances over the ensuing years, Doohan would often tell the story of his audition, exaggerating the other accents he had used for comedic effect.
www.filmbuffonline.com /InRemembrance/JamesDoohan.htm   (662 words)

  
 James Doohan
James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent his early years in there and in Sarnia, Ontario.
While leading his men into battle on D-Day, Doohan was wounded in the leg and hand, and eventually lost a finger.
After returning home to Canada, Doohan performed a few scenes for the local radio station, and was awarded a two-year scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
www.canadianactors.info /james_doohan_bio_info.htm   (319 words)

  
 James Doohan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doohan (pronounced DOO-en) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children of William and Sarah Doohan, recent Catholic refugees from mainly Protestant Belfast during the Irish War of Independence (also known as the Anglo-Irish War).
Doohan's father, who worked at times as a dentist, pharmacist, and veterinarian, is said to have invented an early form of high-octane gasoline in 1923.
At the outbreak of the Second World War, aged 19, Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, and was eventually commissioned as a lieutenant in the 13th Field Regiment, part of the divisional artillery of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Doohan   (1818 words)

  
 James Doohan
James Doohan is best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series.
Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent his early years in there and in Sarnia, Ontario.
Doohan lives in Washington, with his wife Wende and his sons, Eric and Thomas.
www.starfleetlibrary.com /bios/james_doohan.htm   (375 words)

  
 James Doohan - Memory Alpha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doohan was also a linguist and created the Klingon language Klingonese, which was later expanded by Marc Okrand.
Sadly, in July 2004, Doohan announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in addition to his existing Parkinson's disease and diabetes, and would be withdrawing from public life.
Doohan lost his battle with Alzheimer's disease, complicated by pneumonia, at 5:30 AM on July 20, 2005.
www.memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/James_Doohan   (552 words)

  
 CNN.com - James Doohan to be sent to his final frontier - Jul 21, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
James Doohan to be sent to his final frontier
Doohan died at his home in Redmond, Wash., with his wife of 31 years, Wende, at his side.
Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist, and his wife, Sarah.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/21/doohan.space.ap/index.html   (650 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- 'Star Trek's' James Doohan to Be Sent to His Final Frontier
As his family is momentarily distracted, James Doohan, known best for his role as chief engineer Scotty (Montgomery Scott) aboard the U.S.S Enterprise in the original Star Trek television series and seven films, holds a plaque aloft while accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004.
In this undated file photo originally supplied by Paramount Pictures, James Doohan is shown during an appearance on "Star Trek:The Next Generation" TV series.
Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday, July 20, 2005.
www.space.com /entertainment/050720_ap_doohan_obit.html   (798 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - James Doohan, 'Scotty,' dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When James Doohan, shown here in 2003, auditioned for the role of Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, he tried seven different accents.
Doohan will be cremated and his ashes launched into space, Stevens said, which was the actor's wish.
Doohan often said he never tired of fans yelling "Beam me up, Scotty" —; even though the famous catchphrase was never actually delivered on the television series.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-07-20-doohan-obit_x.htm   (529 words)

  
 IGN: The Stax Report: A Tribute to James Doohan
Doohan's death is not entirely unexpected as he had been in failing health for some time.
This episode was arguably the one where Doohan showed the most range as an actor, conveying the desperation and pain of a man falsely accused of murder.
Doohan reacted very visibly and positively to this opportunity to address a less celebrated part of his life.
movies.ign.com /articles/635/635175p1.html   (1059 words)

  
 The James Doohan Farewell Convention & Tribute (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doohan’s son, Chris, and his band rocked the house and later Tim Russ joined in on the festivities.
Despite Doohan’s failing health he was in good spirits and joined in the celebration, speaking with fans and sitting for pictures.
Pictures galore, friendships shared, and laughter filling the air was the atmosphere that emanated throughout the Hollywood Museum as James Doohan and his lifelong accomplishments was the mainstream of discussion.
www.planetxpo.com.cob-web.org:8888 /doohan   (3328 words)

  
 Star Trek's Scotty dies
James Doohan, best known for playing Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original Star Trek series, has died at the age of 85.
Doohan had been suffering from Parkinson's disease, diabetes and lung fibrosis, which he developed after chemical exposure during the Second World War, when he served as a captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Born in Vancouver in March 1920, Doohan was raised in Sarnia, Ont. After the Second World War, where he took part in the Juno Beach invasion on D-Day, Doohan became an actor, beginning on radio dramas in 1946.
www.cbc.ca /news/story/2005/07/20/doohanobit050720.html   (1311 words)

  
 MTV News | James Doohan, Who Played Scotty On 'Star Trek,' Dead At 85
Actor James Doohan, best known for his role in the "Star Trek" television series and subsequent films as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, died Wednesday morning at his home in Redmond, Washington, at the age of 85.
But Doohan's work on the popular sci-fi series and in the films was not limited to acting.
The earliest years of Doohan's acting career were spent on the stage, but his commanding presence eventually earned him roles in television and films.
www.mtv.com /movies/news/articles/1506036/07202005/story.jhtml   (425 words)

  
 Scotty's remains will go to the final frontier
Doohan's remains will be blasted into space, where "Star Trek" series creator Gene Roddenberry's remains were launched six years after his death in 1991, Stevens said.
The British Columbia-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966.
James Montgomery Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist, and his wife, Sarah.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /tv/233369_doohan.html   (1043 words)

  
 Minnie's Fan Zine-- James Doohan--
LOS ANGELES -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday.
The Canadian-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966.
James Montgomery Doohan was born on March 03 1920
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Studio/7000/jdoohan1.html   (665 words)

  
 Biography for James Doohan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Larkin is a nurse, and Deirdre an aspiring singer/actor.
He was the youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist, and Sarah Doohan.
Later that night, Doohan was ambushed by a German machine gun position, and received six wounds: one in his hand (severing his middle finger).
www.imdb.com /name/nm0001150/bio   (1253 words)

  
 Doorly.com: James Doohan Interview
James Doohan: After the pilot was sold, Gene Roddenberyy sent me a letter.
Doohan: First, let me say that I am a young "Star Trek" fan who grew up with the rerun and have become a better person because of the positive influence "Star Trek" has on my life.
James Doohan: The way he died was normal --- an accident aboard a spaceship....
www.doorly.com /writing/james_doohan.htm   (1472 words)

  
 NPR : James Doohan, Scotty from 'Star Trek', Dies at Age 85
James Doohan, Scotty from 'Star Trek', Dies at Age 85
Talk of the Nation, July 20, 2005 ·; We remember James Doohan, the actor who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, chief engineer of the Enterprise on the original Star Trek TV series.
Canadian by birth, Doohan grew up with his alcoholic father and joined the Canadian forces when he was 19.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4762683   (307 words)

  
 James Doohan: A Who2 Profile (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Doohan is known almost exclusively for playing chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the 1960s TV series Star Trek and in the succession of Trek movies, cartoons and parodies which followed.
Extra credit: Doohan married his second wife, Wende, in 1975, when Doohan was 55 and she was 19.
Doohan stars with outlaw Jesse James in our loop on Celebs Missing Fingers, and with Sherlock Holmes in the loop Steadily Misquoted.
www.who2.com.cob-web.org:8888 /jamesdoohan.html   (268 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Obituary: James Doohan
James Montgomery Doohan (he shared a name with his most famous character) was not, in fact, a Scot but a Canadian.
Doohan's wartime experiences were every bit as hair-raising as his fictional fights with the Klingons.
And in 2000, aged 80, Doohan boldly went into fatherhood for the seventh time when his then 43-year-old wife gave birth to a daughter, Sarah.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1493093.stm   (701 words)

  
 James Doohan - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Canadian-born actor James Doohan trained for his career at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and built much of his reputation upon his uncanny...
James Doohan was best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek...
We are deeply saddened to report that James Doohan, the beloved actor who...
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 James Doohan Photos - James Doohan News - James Doohan Information
More Pictures James Doohan is best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series.
James Doohan: I like Captain Kirk, but I can't say that I'm very fond of Bill Shatner.
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www.tv.com /james-doohan/person/9729/summary.html   (625 words)

  
 James Doohan
Returning from the war, Doohan worked as an actor on Canadian radio, then came to New York, where he studied drama alongside classmates Leslie Nielsen and Tony Randall.
After Star Trek was cancelled in 1969, Doohan was just another out-of-work actor, but it wasn't until the early 1970s, when Star Trek reruns became popular, that he started feeling typecast.
In a grand tribute, the 2004 edition of an annual Star Trek convention in Hollywood was dedicated to Doohan, and dubbed "The James Doohan Farewell Star Trek Convention".
www.nndb.com /people/729/000025654   (500 words)

  
 Moviehole.net - James Doohan (1920 - 2005)
Doohan, best known for his role as the iconic 'Scotty' on TV's "Star Trek" and a horde of "Trek" films, sadly died at his home in Redmond, Wash. He was 85.
Doohan inspired the phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," although Capt. Kirk never issued that order until the fourth movie.
Doohan's last public appearance was in October 2004 when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
www.moviehole.net /news/5974.html   (741 words)

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