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'Star Trek' Villain Michael Ansara Dies at 91
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 2, 2013 | Mike Barnes

Posted on 08/02/2013 12:09:20 PM PDT by EveningStar

He played the great Klingon warrior Kang on three versions of "Star Trek" and a Native American on ABC's "Broken Arrow."

Michael Ansara, the rugged character actor who played Klingon commander Kang on three different Star Trek TV series, has died. He was 91 ...

Born in a small village in Syria to American parents, Ansara starred as Native Americans on two 1950s primetime series ...

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1 posted on 08/02/2013 12:09:21 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 08/02/2013 12:10:23 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

the former Mr. Barbara Eden to those of you in Rio Linda.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 12:10:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
the former Mr. Barbara Eden to those of you in Rio Linda.

Lucky bugger !

4 posted on 08/02/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT by llevrok (“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” Orwell wrote)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s what I thought too.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Bender2

Ping.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 12:12:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I remember that. He had a recurring role on “I Dream of Jeannie.”


7 posted on 08/02/2013 12:12:55 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Married to Barbara Eden (I dream of Jeannie)at one time. Watched him on Broken Arrow with my dad when I was a kid. RIP Michael


8 posted on 08/02/2013 12:13:09 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: V K Lee; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...

ping


9 posted on 08/02/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: EveningStar

Man: I dreamed of that more than once.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 12:15:10 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: EveningStar

Another Bab5er gone. Gonna miss him, I never saw him in anything where he wasn’t awesome.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 12:16:35 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I remember watching him in the TV series “Broken Arrow.” Yeah, I’m old.


12 posted on 08/02/2013 12:16:41 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: V K Lee
Saw him in a Murder She Wrote rerun the other week.

And in Buck Rogers reruns a couple of years ago.

13 posted on 08/02/2013 12:18:05 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: EveningStar

14 posted on 08/02/2013 12:18:31 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: EveningStar

15 posted on 08/02/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: V K Lee

He and Eden had a son who had a lifetime of drug problems and died of an overdose a few years ago. Handsome muscular kid, kind of like his dad.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mass55th

He was The Blue Djinn on I Dream of Jeannie.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 12:19:21 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Missed it by THAT much!


18 posted on 08/02/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: EveningStar

91??????! Holy crap, I’m getting old and don’t even realize it.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Correction to post #7: He guest starred in three different roles on “I Dream of Jeannie” with his then wife.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 12:20:11 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar
From a later series, after the unfortunate incident that deformed Klingons:


21 posted on 08/02/2013 12:20:49 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
They were married?!

Never knew that, but it makes sense. Because the first time I remember seeing Ansara was as Jeannie's "boss" (or at least some sort of a superior to her in the ranks of Genie-dom). Except they didn't call him a "Genie" but rather a "Jinn"(sp?)

Wouldn't be surprised if their work together on the set led to something else.

22 posted on 08/02/2013 12:20:58 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: EveningStar

I though Klingons had a longer life span!


23 posted on 08/02/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: EveningStar

Aw, just DAMN!

I remember Kang. Loved the character; quintessential Klingon.

Ansara had a long and full life, bless him.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 12:21:58 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC
They were married?!

Ansara and Eden were married 1958-1974.

25 posted on 08/02/2013 12:23:30 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: EveningStar

this made me feel old....I remember him as Cochise on Broken Arrow


26 posted on 08/02/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: mass55th

I remember watch him on ‘Broken Arrow’ and ‘Law of the Plainsman’ as well as his portal of Kang on DS9.


27 posted on 08/02/2013 12:24:36 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: EveningStar

“Only a fool fights in a burning house.” - Kang
“The enemy of my enemy is the enemy I’ll kill last.” - Unknown

You will be missed, Dahar Master.


28 posted on 08/02/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: justlurking
Ansara and Eden were married 1958-1974.

Ten years younger and smokin' hot. Nice catch, Kang!


29 posted on 08/02/2013 12:26:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

30 posted on 08/02/2013 12:26:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: V K Lee
Me too. He was always Cochise to me.

RIP Mr. Ansara. Thanks for being a part of my childhood.

31 posted on 08/02/2013 12:26:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: EveningStar

Cochise. Tom Jeffers. Broken Arrow.


32 posted on 08/02/2013 12:27:34 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EveningStar
One of the heart throbs of my extreme youth and a lingering ember in my adultery. adulthood.
33 posted on 08/02/2013 12:28:34 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Do clouds ever look down on us and say, "Hey, look! That one is shaped like an idiot!")
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To: discostu

Technomage never talk to Zathras but Zathras will miss him.


34 posted on 08/02/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: EveningStar
Silence and Respect from Sheldon, Howard and Leonard!


35 posted on 08/02/2013 12:31:01 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When Barbara was young and gorgeous, too!


36 posted on 08/02/2013 12:31:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: The Wizard
this made me feel old....I remember him as Cochise on Broken Arrow

Remember watching "Broken Arrow" on a Philco/Ford TV with two cabinet doors that would close when not watching, LOL!
That old sucker was a piece of furniture.

37 posted on 08/02/2013 12:34:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Vaquero; EveningStar; V K Lee

Amen. He will be missed.


38 posted on 08/02/2013 12:35:08 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: justlurking

Ha! Now it looks like he’s his own evil twin!


39 posted on 08/02/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: mass55th

Yup, me too. Watched “Broken Arrow’’, “Wagon Train’’, “Branded’’, “Johnny Yuma’’,”Sky King’’(on Saturday mornings) “Combat’’. “Combat’’ was my favorite. “Checkmate King 2, this is White Rook, over.’’ Yeah. That was TV at it’s best. And that America too. That America vanished.


40 posted on 08/02/2013 12:35:54 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: EveningStar
Sad to hear; but he had a long life. I always thought with his looks and voice, he should have been a bigger star. A few of the things I remember Michael Ansara for:

Law of the Plainsman, in which he played a western marshal who was an Indian

The Robe, as Judas Iscariot in one dramatic scene

Batman: The Animated Series as the voice of Mr. Freeze. Great voice work.

41 posted on 08/02/2013 12:36:56 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: EveningStar

As a young buck coming of age then I used to dream of Jeannie too. A lot.


42 posted on 08/02/2013 12:38:46 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Perdogg

The Rockford Files - Joey Blue Eyes
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3575250969/


43 posted on 08/02/2013 12:47:57 PM PDT by abb
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To: EveningStar

Though born in Syria, the name Ansara is Lebanese, and typically is Antiochan Orthodox Christian.

Ironically, being of medium skin tone and indefinite racial features paid off, as he has played several different tribes of Native American Indians, Indian Indians, Sikhs, Chinese, Russian, 3 different ethnic roles in a single series, Spanish, Indonesian, Greek, Egyptian, Hebrew, Babylonian, Italian, Moroccan, a “Technomage” in Babylon 5, a Klingon, and a Gothamite Dr. Fries “Freeze”.


44 posted on 08/02/2013 12:50:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: EveningStar
Just saw him in a episode of High Chaparral early this morning. I was remarking to my wife earlier this week of how many of the stars we watched on TV in the 60’s and 70’s have passed.
45 posted on 08/02/2013 12:55:27 PM PDT by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: EveningStar

He was the last of the three great Klingons of TOS!

They showed up in DS9 I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-SX0b6pBGU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTuD6xf-ync

Klingon Song!

Another great Klingon song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da8BwV-Zrg0


46 posted on 08/02/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Zathras

Now they can - both gone :(


47 posted on 08/02/2013 12:56:04 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: EveningStar

He was the scientist the nuclear submarine ‘Seaview’ found floating on the ice in the movie ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’.


48 posted on 08/02/2013 12:57:48 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: EveningStar

Wasn’t he also Cochise ?


49 posted on 08/02/2013 1:03:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: EveningStar

Besides Star Trek do not forget that Michael Ansara also played Kane on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century playing opposite of the beautiful Princess Ardala.


50 posted on 08/02/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT by mowowie
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