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Leonard Nimoy grateful for the opportunities his 60-year career has given him

Having lived long and prospered, former Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy takes one final bow with a guest appearance on Fox’s "Fringe” on Thursday night

BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN Modified: May 19, 2010 at 5:05 am •  Published: May 19, 2010

e exhibit, "Secret Selves,” will open July 31.

Nimoy said he acted in "Fringe” as a favor to J.J. Abrams, who directed the latest "Star Trek” movie and who is creator of the Fox television show about paranormal phenomena, now in its second season.

"He did a great job with the ‘Star Trek’ movie and treated me extremely well,” Nimoy said. "The work on ‘Fringe’ has turned out to be excited and interesting.”

He added, "I’m very grateful for all the great opportunities I’ve had and the people I’ve met and the people I’ve worked with. The ‘Star Trek’ character has been a blessing to me because I find it very dignified and a positive character and a great role model for a lot of people.”