Saturday, August 3, 2013
MICHAEL ANSARA (1922 - 2013) - KANG!
Syrian-born American actor Michael Ansara died on Wednesday, at the age of 91.
Late last night before going to bed, I thought I would check the news headlines. I was just thinking of Mr. Ansara a few weeks ago since something reminded me of the third-season Star Trek episode "Day of the Dove" where he played just about the meanest Klingon to appear in that classic series. The actor's portrayal of Commander Kang ran the gamut from scary to charming.
He will probably always be identified most with that role, even though he acted in hours of films and television.
With Michael Ansara's passing, all the actors who played the key Klingons are gone: John Colicos (Kor, from "Errand of Mercy"), William Campbell (Koloth, from "The Trouble With Tribbles"), and Tige Andrews (Kras, from "Friday's Child").
Obituary from Variety...