Grace Lee Whitney (Actress), born on April 1, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Grace Lee Whitney's age 88 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Aries, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Grace Lee Whitney?
Grace Lee Whitney Bio
Grace Lee Whitney Height
5 ft 9 in (173 cm/)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 ft 9 in|
|Height (in Centimeters)||173 cm|
|Height (in Meters)|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||63 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||139 lbs|
Grace Lee Whitney Body Measurements
Grace Lee Whitney's full body measurements are 37 in (94 cm) - 42C (US) / 95C (EU) C (US) - 25 in (64 cm) - 37 in (94 cm) .
|Bust Size||37 in (94 cm)|
|Bra Size||42C (US) / 95C (EU) C (US)|
|Waist Size||25 in (64 cm)|
|Hips Size||37 in (94 cm)|
Grace Lee Whitney FAQs
Did Yeoman Rand wear a wig?
Yes, it’s a wig. She joked they “used to nail it on my head every morning”. In the 60s, almost every woman on television wore a wig.
Why did Yeoman Rand leave Star Trek?
The official reason given for Whitney’s departure from the show was that her character limited romantic possibilities for Captain Kirk. This idea was supported by Whitney, saying “They didn’t want to give the fans the idea [Kirk] was in love with Janice Rand.
What happened to Grace Lee Whitney?
Grace Lee Whitney — better known as Captain Kirk’s sometime love interest, Yeoman Janice Rand — died of natural causes at her home in California, her son Jonathan Dweck told the Associated Press.
Is Yeoman Rand still alive?
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant, Yeoman Janice Rand, on the original “Star Trek” series, died on Friday at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85. Her son Jonathan Dweck confirmed her death.
Grace Lee Whitney was an American actress and singer. She was known for her role as Janice Rand on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent Star Trek television series and films. Whitney was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was adopted by the Whitney family, who changed her name to Grace Elaine. She started her entertainment career as a “girl singer” on Detroit’s WJR radio at the age of fourteen. After she left home, she began to call herself Lee Whitney, eventually becoming known as Grace Lee Whitney. In her late teens, she moved to Chicago and where she opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry cast Whitney in the role of Yeoman Janice Rand, the personal assistant to Captain James T. Kirk, in 1966. Whitney said: “I was on diet pills trying to stay thin—and I was very thin. They wanted you to fit into the uniforms and I couldn’t quite so I went on amphetamines.” Whitney appeared in eight of the first thirteen episodes, after which she was released from contract. She had claimed that, while still under contract, she was sexually assaulted by an executive associated with the series. Later, in a public interview, she stated that Leonard Nimoy had been her main source of support during that time. She went into more details about the assault in her book The Longest Trek, but refused to name the executive, saying in the book, “This is my story, not his.”Read Full Biography Wikipedia