Monday, October 23, 2006

Mother knew best

When I first heard that Jane Wyatt, the soft-spoken actress best known to my generation as Mr. Spock's Earthling mother on the original Star Trek (and to those of "a certain age" as Robert Young's dutiful wife on the '50s sitcom Father Knows Best), had died at the age of 96, my first thought was...

...I guess they really do live longer on Vulcan.

Frankly, I always confused Ms. Wyatt with Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan's first wife and star of the '80s trash drama Falcon Crest. Ms. Wyman, who is also into her 90s now, is still alive at this writing. To the best of my knowledge, she has never been married to an alien. (Unless you count Reagan. Which, come to think of it, you might.)

My sincere condolences to the Sarek family.

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