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Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the face behind roles from " Number One " to "Nurse Christine Chapel " to " Lwaxana Troi " and the voice of Starfleet computers past and present, was also creator Gene Roddenberry's wife from 1969—and thus often dubbed "The First Lady of Star Trek." Born Majel Lee Hudec in 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, she first enrolled in an acting workshop at age 10 and continued the interest at Shaker Heights High School, but went to college to become a legal clerk. Majel attended law school for a year, but after receiving an 'F' in contract law, she moved to New York and landed parts in "Models By Season," which was staged in Boston. Then she did a nine-month run in The Solid Gold Cadillac , which toured New Orleans, Texas, Oklahoma and San Francisco, Calif. Deciding the competition was too stiff in New York, Majel moved to California and the Pasadena Playhouse, and was cast in All for Mary .
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Leigh Hudec - [ 1 ] February 23, 1932 – December 18, 2008) was an American actress and producer . She is best known for her role as Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek series , Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , and for being the voice of most onboard computer interfaces throughout the series. She was also the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry . As the wife of Roddenberry and given her ongoing relationship with Star Trek —participating in some way in every series during her lifetime—she was 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.
Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and currently under the ownership of CBS . [ Note 1 ] The franchise began in 1966 with the television series Star Trek later referred to as Star Trek: The Original Series . This series, its spin-off shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series , [ Note 2 ] Star Trek: The Next Generation , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise , as well as the film series make up the core of the franchise's mythos. While the critical response to much of the franchise varies, many individual Star Trek episodes and films have won awards and honors including Emmy Awards , Hugo Awards and an Academy Award . Westerns such as Wagon Train along with the novel Gulliver's Travels inspired Roddenberry when he created the first Star Trek . It followed the interstellar adventures of James T.
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter and producer. He is best known for creating the original Star Trek television series and thus the Star Trek science fiction franchise. Born in El Paso, Texas , Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II , and worked as a commercial pilot after the war. He later followed in his father's footsteps, joining the Los Angeles Police Department to provide for his family, but began focusing on writing scripts for television.