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Shatner Nominated into TV Hall of Fame

From the press release:

One of pop culture’s most recognized figures, Shatner has cultivated a career as a professional actor, director, producer, screenwriter, recording artist, author, horseman, and Hollywood philanthropist.

Born in Montreal, he worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Company and later won the Tyron Guthrie Award for his efforts on stage. After moving to New York City, he become part of television’s Golden Age. Since making his film debut in 1957, Shatner has starred in several hundred television programs – including many classics.

In 1966, Shatner originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek. After the show was cancelled and relaunched in syndication, he reprised the role in seven Star Trek feature films. He played title role in the hit network series, TJ Hooker, was the host of CBS series Rescue 911 for six seasons and made his directorial film debut in 1989. In 2004, Shatner won his first Emmy Award for his role as “Denny Crane” on The Practice. That same year, he released the compilation record Has Been, comprised with several musical artists. In 2005, he won his first Golden Globe award and a second Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Boston Legal.

[via Slice of SciFi]

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