Grace Lee Whitney Dies

Grace Lee Whitney

Star Trek’s Yeoman Rand, Grace Lee Whitney, Dies at 85

As a long-time Star Trek fan who is old enough to have seen and remember the original series when it first aired, I was very surprised to learn that Grace Lee Whitney’s character Yeoman Rand was only in the first eight episodes. Of course, she appeared in most of the original series-based films, but it still was surprising to me because I remember her prominently from the series, so it’s sad to hear that she died this weekend in the town of Coarsegold, California, apparently of natural causes.