RIP Michael Ansara

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Another great Hollywood character actor has left the stage.

Michael Ansara has died at age 91.

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Ansara was born in Syria and had an extensive career in Hollywood playing good guys and bad guys, often with an exotic edge. He played the Djinn on TV’s “I Dream of Jeannie,” opposite wife Barbara Eden, and starred in the series “Broken Arrow.”

He is best known for playing Kang, a Klingon captain who was Kirk’s equal and counterpart, in the original “Star Trek” series.

It was a role he returned to in later series, including “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager.”

Thanks, Mr. Ansara, for your memorable presence.

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