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Born: March 22, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: Cast ...
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His official Web site is located at www.WilliamShatner.com

The Web address of his official fan club is www.shatner.com

"A dedicated breeder of American Saddlebreds, Shatner has had notable success developing and owning the world champion, Sultan's Great Day. In March 1993, he hosted 'Reining Royale', the third Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show which benefitted children's charities and featured another of his interests--quarter horses. This New Year's Day (1994), Shatner rides one of his own horses as Grand Marshall of 1994 Tournament of Roses Parade." --From PR for "TekWar"

Shatner is the founder of the Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show.

"From the start, Shatner's prose has been professionally sleekened by a writing 'consultant' named Ron Goulart, author of more than 60 science-fiction novels. ... 'I'm just an adviser,' Goulart says. 'I just give Shatner my opinion from time to time. I help with timing and tone and other technical things.'"

Shatner has been involved with humanitarian causes including the Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Tourette's Syndrome, Greenpeace and Save the Whales.

"A number of his former "Star Trek" colleagues have set their phasers on 'stun' and taken potshots at their now departed leader. In her new book 'Beyond Uhura', Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, calls Shatner 'an insensitive, hurtful egotist.' Former Enterprise helmsman George Takei ... writes in HIS new 'Trek' tome 'To the Stars' that Shatner's behavior made him 'the sad, stubborn, oblivious butt of derisive jokes' on the set.

Specifically, Takei and Nichols, backed by Walter Koenig (Chekhov) and James Doohan (Scotty), among others, accuse Shatner of poaching on his supporting players' scenes to give himself more camera time. 'Bill wanted a certain number of lines in each show,' says Herb Solow, who in the '60s ran Desilu Studios, where the TV series was shot. 'If the lines came from other actors, so be it.'"

--From "Beam Him Down" by Stanley Young in People, November 28, 1994.

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