I had the pleasure of going to hear Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's own Spock, speak Friday night as part of the UAB lecture series. His discussion focused on his photography but intersected in so many ways with his role as Spock, as an actor in general, as an Orthodox Jew, as a lover of women... There were a couple hundred people there, but it felt so very intimate--like he was speaking to you alone from across a dinner table.
He's 77 (and will be 78 next month) now and still going strong. He said a few years back he called an insurance adjuster to find out how long he was expected to live. They gave him an estimated time in days. He promptly bought a clock that counted down time, and that clock ticks down the number of days he has left. He said he doesn't look at it often. It's just a reminder to live a little more in the days he has.
Here are a couple of photos from the lecture... (I also got to meet him afterward and have a book signed!)