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FILE - In this April 26, 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek' TV series and films, dies at 83

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel. He played a variety of other stage and screen roles, wrote poetry and pursued photography, but Nimoy's portrayal of Mr. Spock remained indelible and inescapable. It wasn't just the trademark ears or the steeply arched eyebrows — …