Doohan made his last public appearance in August 2004, soon after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and blew kisses to a standing-room-only crowd at the two-day "Beam Me Up, Scotty ... Doohan also created the Klingon language that was introduced in the movies.His original Klingon dialect was expanded and Klingon translations of the works of William Shakespeare and the Bible have been published.In his later years, Doohan attended "Trekkie" gatherings around America and lectured at colleges, making his living from guest appearances. Star Trek, which starred William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock, attracted a cult following. When the series ended in 1969, Doohan found himself typecast. He went on to star in seven feature-length Star Trek movies. Doohan played Lieutenant Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the Enterprise's burly chief engineer, with a burr in his voice.
He died of pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at his home in Redmond, Washington, his agent, Steve Stevens, said His wife was at his side. James Doohan, the Star Trek actor who received the order "Beam me up" as the Starship Enterprise's engineer, Scotty, has died The Canadian-born actor was 85. After spending weeks on a boat with other refugees, she was placed in a camp and then flown to Paris with a group of 200 Vietnamese who had been offered asylum in France.When Jacques Chirac became Prime Minister in 1986, he was able to arrange for her entire family, including seven brothers and sisters to leave Vietnam She had by that time been given a job checking M Chirac's mail in the town hall. Five of her siblings were also taken on to the city payroll.. et Madame Chirac, without whom I would not be here."Ahn Dao was urged by her family to flee Vietnam after her father, a teacher, was arrested and put in a "re-education" camp.
He loved to tell stories and make us laugh."Before we went to sleep, [he] would come and tenderly kiss his three daughters, even though we were grown up."The Chiracs sought no publicity for their generosity to Anh Dao at the time. Although her story has been recounted briefly in biographies of Chirac, her book, to be published in February, will be the first full account of Mme Traxel's life, from boat person to Parisienne mother of three.There may be some suspicion that story is being pushed now as part of a campaign to rebuild the President's domestic popularity However, Le Parisien said that its interview with M Chirac's "third" daughter came from a chance encounter. Mme Traxel told the newspaper that she had decided to write the book some time ago."I always wanted to be discreet because I believed that my story was the business of myself and the Chirac family alone," she said."But finally I felt the need to tell my story and, through this book, express my gratitude to Monsieur. She still calls the President "father" and her three children - all named after members of the Chirac family - call him "Papy Jacques" or Grandad Jacques."In the evenings the whole family would gather around the table and Jacques Chirac would ask us to tell about our day ... Chirac "packed my satchel on the evening before my first French class", she recalled in an interview with the daily newspaper Le Parisien.The Vietnamese woman was treated at the town hall, she says, like one of the Chirac daughters. Mme Chirac began to teach her French and buy her new clothes M.