Grace Lee Whitney 1Star Trek guest star Grace Lee Whitney passed away on May 1, reports yourcentralvalley.com. Whitney was 85 years old.

She was best known for her character of Yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek: The Original Series, four Star Trek films and Star Trek: Voyager episode “Flashback”.

Her character was originally intended to be a major part of the series, however, she was written out after eight episodes.

Whitney did reprise her role of Janice Rand in several fan films including:

  • Kiss ‘N’ Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century
  • Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
  • Star Trek: Of Gods and Men
  • Spacelift: Transporting Trek Into the 21st Century

Grace Lee Whitney 2Some of her other credits included:

  • Gunsmoke
  • The Untouchables
  • The Outer Limits
  • Bewitched
  • Batman
  • Ironside
  • Diagnosis Murder

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.