Leonard Nimoy’s Acting Debut 1951

Leonard Nimoy 1951
Leonard Nimoy Debut 1951

Leonard Nimoy in Queen for a Day

“Queen for a Day” marks Leonard Nimoy’s feature film debut. But his name got misspelled and he ended up being credited as Leonard Nemoy.

The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as “Queen For Today” and moved to Hollywood a few months later as “Queen For A Day”, with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World’s Fair barker, as the emcee host.

Click Here To Watch Leonard Nimoy in Queen for a Day
Click Here To Watch Leonard Nimoy in Queen for a Day

Look for Leonard Nimoy starting at 3:03 into the video.

This was from a 1951 anthology film which had three different stories. (Gossamer World, High Diver & Horsie) Each story was tied together with a contestant on the game show “Queen For a Day” which was on radio from 1945 to 1957 & TV from 1956 to 1964. Adam Williams did a great job as the nervous High Diver. The complete film also had Darrin McGavin, Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet from “Batman”) plus Game show crew including host Jack Baily.





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