L.A. funeral held for actress Majel Roddenberry
Published Monday, January 5, 2009 9:07AM EST
LOS ANGELES - Friends, family and fans gathered this weekend to bid a final farewell to "Star Trek" actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry.
More than 250 people attended the funeral Sunday in Los Angeles. Roddenberry was the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, and had been involved in the "Star Trek" universe for more than four decades.
The 76-year-old Roddenberry died of leukemia Dec. 18 at her Bel-Air home.
Among the mourners were "Star Trek" stars Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig.
Three people wore Star Fleet Academy formal tunics, and many others sported "Star Trek" rings, pins or medallions.
Roddenberry played the dark-haired Number One in the original pilot, but metamorphosed into the blond, miniskirted Nurse Christine Chapel in the original 1966-69 TV series.