4/1/1930 - 5/1/2015
Movie Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Grace Lee Whitney
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.
Her son Jonathan Dweck said she died of natural causes Friday in Coarsegold, California, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Fresno.
Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series. In her autobiography, she wrote that she became an alcoholic before getting treatment and regaining her career with...