'Where No Man...' Actor Paul Carr DiesBy Michelle
February 27, 2006 - 2:16 PM
Paul Carr, who played Lieutenant Lee Kelso in the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", died on February 17th of lung cancer at age 72.
StarTrek.com reported that Carr, who played the helm officer of the USS Enterprise - killed by Gary Mitchell when the latter was affected by the galactic barrier and gained superhuman powers - worked in numerous other science fiction series, including James Darren (Vic Fontaine)'s The Time Tunnel, The Six Million Dollar Man Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Born in New Orleans, Carr was part-Cajun and thought about becoming a professional musician before he turned to acting. After studying at the American Theatre Wing and working on Broadway, he made his motion picture debut in The Wrong Man with Henry Fonda. He also appeared on many television Westerns, including The Rifleman, Bonanza, Rawhide and Gunsmoke. In 1995 he won a Dramalogue Award for his portrayal of Sam Byck in Assassins, staged by the Los Angeles Repertory.
There will be a memorial service today for Carr at 3 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel in Los Angeles. According to his official web site, he is survived by three children, Christina, Alexandra and Michael, and one granddaughter, Jessie.
A more complete listing of Carr's credits may be found at the IMDb. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.