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Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett
Majel Barrett at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana in August 2006.
Personal information
Birth nameMajel Leigh Hudec
Birth dateFebruary 23, 1932
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
Date of deathDecember 18, 2008(age 76)
Death placeBel Air, Los Angeles, California
Resting placeTo be launched into Outer space in 2012
Other namesM. Leigh Hudec
OccupationActress, producer, voice actress
Years active1957 2008
Spouse-Gene Roddenberry-1969-1991

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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Leigh Hudec; February 23, 1932 December 18, 2008) was an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek series, Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and for being the voice of most onboard computer interfaces throughout the series. She was also the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

As the wife of Roddenberry and given her ongoing relationship with Star Trek participating in some way in every series to date she was sometimes referred to as "the First Lady of Star Trek". She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the Star Trek: The Original Series. They had one son together, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr., born in 1974.

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