Majel Barrett sits as she signs autographs at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 2, 2007. Gen Con is the one of the largest Despite a recent lawsuit from Lucasfilm and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 15, Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
|Born||Majel Leigh Hudec|
February 23, 1932
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Other name(s)||M. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Leigh Hudec|
|Occupation||TV, film, voice actress|
|Spouse(s)||Gene Roddenberry (1969–1991)|
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Leigh Hudec on February 23, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actress, and producer. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production She is also the widow of television director/producer/writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer.
As a result of her marriage to Gene Roddenberry and the fact that she has been in every Star Trek series, she is sometimes referred to as "the First Lady of Star Trek". She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the original Star Trek series. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Barrett attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 Coral Gables (sometimes referred to as The Gables) is a City in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami, in the United She came to Hollywood in the 1950s. She worked at the Desilu Studios on several TV shows, including Bonanza, The Untouchables, The Lucy Show, and The Lieutenant. Desilu Productions was a Los Angeles California based company jointly owned by American actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Bonanza is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 12 1959 to January 16 1973 The Untouchables is the name of a television series that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company. The Lucy Show is a Television series which ran from 1962 until 1968 She received training in comedy from Lucille Ball. Lucille Ball (August 6 1911 – April 26 1989 was an American comedienne, film television stage and radio Actress, model, film In 1960, she played Gwen Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver. Leave It to Beaver is a 1950s and 1960s family-oriented American Television Situation comedy about an inquisitive She was also briefly seen in the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? at the very beginning, in an ad parody. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 20th Century Fox Romantic comedy film starring Jayne Mansfield and Tony Randall
Majel Barrett has been in every incarnation of the popular science fiction Star Trek franchise. A media franchise is an Intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and Trademarks of an original work of media (usually She first appeared in Star Trek's initial pilot, "The Cage", as the USS Enterprise's unnamed First Officer, "Number One". Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 is a Starship in Star Trek, which chronicles the vessel's mission "to explore strange new worlds to Number One, in " The Cage " the original pilot episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek, was the un-named intellectual problem-solving Barrett is said to have been cast as Number One in part because of her romantic involvement with Roddenberry. The idea of having an otherwise unknown woman in a leading role with a position of authority, because she was his girlfriend, is said to have infuriated NBC network executives who insisted that Roddenberry give the role to a man.  In Star Trek Memories, which he dictated to Chris Kreski, William Shatner corroborated this, but he added that female viewers at test screenings hated the character as well. Chris Kreski ( July 31, 1962 - May 9, 2005) was an American Writer, Biographer and Screenwriter. William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian double Emmy - Golden Globe - and Saturn Award -winning  Shatner notes that women viewers felt she was "pushy" and "annoying" and also thought that "Number One shouldn't be trying so hard to fit in with the men. Restrospect [today], it would seem, is not always pleasant. "
Her role in subsequent episodes of Star Trek was altered to that of Nurse Christine Chapel. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through Christine Chapel is a fictional character in the original Star Trek series and in some of the films based on it In an early scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, viewers are informed that she has now become Doctor Chapel, a role which she reprises in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Star Trek The Motion Picture is a 1979 Science fiction film from Paramount Pictures. Star Trek IV The Voyage Home ( Paramount Pictures, 1986) is the fourth feature Film based on the Star Trek Science fiction Barrett provided several voices for Star Trek: The Animated Series, including those of Nurse Chapel and the communications officer M'Ress, the felinoid (more properly ailuroid) Caitian who served alongside Uhura. Star Trek The Animated Series (also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry 's Star Trek) is an Emmy Award winning Years later, she would return in Star Trek: The Next Generation, cast as the outrageously self-deterministic, iconoclast Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry In the fictional Star Trek universe Betazoids are a sentient humanoid species from the Planet Betazed, a member of the United Federation Lwaxana Troi, played by Majel Barrett, is a recurring character in Star Trek The Next Generation and appears in three episodes of Star Trek Barrett, as Troi, would also later appear in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
She also provided the regular voice of starship onboard computers for Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and most of the Star Trek movies. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry She reprised her role as a shipboard computer voice in the two episodes of the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise that involved an earlier time period – a century before the time of Kirk and Spock aboard the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon She has also lent her voice to various computer games and software related to the franchise.
As a result of her providing the computer voice in the Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly", Barrett became the first and only actor to participate in all six Star Trek TV series, as well as in both the TOS and TNG film series. " In a Mirror Darkly " is a two-part episode of Star Trek Enterprise.
She appeared as Primus Dominic in Roddenberry's 1973 post-apocalyptic TV drama pilot, "Genesis II". Genesis II was a 1973 TV movie created and produced by Gene Roddenberry, directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, and starring Alex Cord
After Roddenberry's death, Barrett took material from his archives to bring two of his ideas into production. She was Executive Producer of Earth: Final Conflict, and later Andromeda. Earth Final Conflict is a Canadian Science fiction Television series based on story ideas created by Gene Roddenberry, and produced See Andromeda (disambiguation for other uses of "Andromeda"
Barrett also played the character Dr. Julianne Belman in Earth: Final Conflict. Earth Final Conflict is a Canadian Science fiction Television series based on story ideas created by Gene Roddenberry, and produced She made a guest appearance in a Babylon 5 episode "Point of No Return", as Lady Morella, the psychic widow of the Centauri emperor; her role foreshadowed major plot elements in the series. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J Point of No Return is an episode from the third season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. Parodying her voice work as the computer for the Star Trek series, Barrett performed as a guest voice on Family Guy as the voice of Stewie Griffin's ship in the episode "Emission Impossible". Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin, is a Fictional character in the animated series Family Guy. "Emission Impossible" is an episode of Family Guy that first aired November 8, 2001.
Union Pacific railroad engineers have enlisted the voice talents of Barrett on their track-side defect detector devices, used in various Union Pacific railroad locations deployed west of the Mississippi River. A defect detector is a device used on Railroads to detect and signal problems in passing Trains The detectors are normally integrated into the tracks The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to Once a defect is identified, the system responds with the voice of Barrett announcing information to the train's head-end crew. 
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