Remembering Leonard Nimoy: The Film

“Remembering Leonard Nimoy is an intimate journey into the personal life and career of Leonard Nimoy, who is best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise. This documentary is a loving tribute to a cultural icon and father, as told by his daughter, Julie Nimoy. Produced and directed by Julie and her husband, David, Remembering Leonard Nimoy offers insights into Leonard Nimoy’s childhood, career in Hollywood, and battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

 Remembering Leonard Nimoy will go a long way in bringing about awareness for COPD and the dangers of smoking, which is the leading cause. The film was presented in a very personal way that touched me greatly — I felt as if I was with Leonard Nimoy and his family as their perspectives and personal stories were very powerful.

Thomas J. Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAA
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, American Association for Respiratory Care

Today, more than 12 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COPD . . . . Remembering Leonard Nimoy is a film that not only documents the life of an American icon, but brings to light the struggle and suffering associated with COPD. It is our hope that the many yet undiagnosed with COPD will become aware, and get the help they need and deserve.

David Gozal, MD, MBA
President, American Thoracic Society

Remembering Leonard Nimoy can be a great educational tool to help raise public awareness about the dangers of smoking, common symptoms of COPD, and the importance of early detection to manage the disease. It also demonstrates the critical role NIH plays in supporting research to find a cure for this serious lung disease.

Dr. James P. Kiley
Director of the National Heart, Lung, & Blood’s Division of Lung Diseases