‘Star Trek’ Ruth aka Maggie Thrett passes away at 76

Actress-singer Maggie Thrett, best known for her role as Ruth in the original Star Trek episode “Mudd’s Women,” has died at the age of 76. Thrett’s family members told The Hollywood Reporter that Thrett died Sunday at the Medical Center of Long Island Jewry in New Hyde Park, New York, as a result of complications from infection.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a US-based media outlet, Thrett also played a flower child alongside Judy Pace, Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Jones, and others in the 1968 sexual revenge drama Three in the Attic, which was financial success independently. distributor AIP. In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a TV commercial that featured him and the film remembered him and the project (2019). According to a report by Deadline, “Mudd’s Women” is one of the most memorable episodes of 1960s Star Trek, in large part because it featured three beautiful women (Thrett, Karen Steele and Susan Denberg) who seem to have amazing powers. on the male members of the Enterprise crew — except for Spock, of course.

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The women are headed to a mining colony where they will be wives to rich but lonely men who mine precious crystals of dilithium. One of the most memorable villains in the series, Harry Mudd, gives them a substance known as “Venus,” which gives them the ability to charm and charm (Roger Carmel). Ironically, Thrett had to inspect the lot even though Carmel was his next door neighbor. He had no idea about the show.

Diane Pine aka Maggie Thrett was born on November 18, 1946, in New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and as a model appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. He released the single “Your Love Is Mine” in 1964 along with the B-side “Lucky Girl,” and a year later, scored a classic hit with the song “Soupy,” written and produced by Bob Crewe, who. He is best known for his work with The Four Seasons.

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Speaking to author Tom Lisanti for his 2017 book, Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies, she revealed that Crewe had inspired her to change her name to Maggie Thrett because she “thought it sounded very British and more for the time.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thrett joined Universal Pictures and made his screen debut in the science fiction film Dimension 5 as well as the spy comedy Out of Sight as Wipeout, a serial killer. He also appeared on television that same year in Run for Your Life, The Wild Wild West, and Star Trek.

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After that, she continued to appear in additional films such as The Devil’s Brigade (1968) and Cover Me Babe (1970), as well as in television shows such as Cimarron Strip, The Most Deadly Game, I Dream of Jeannie, McCloud, and . Run, Joe, Run. Thrett retired from acting in 1974 and spent many years working as a hospital telephone operator.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Survivors include his brothers, Richard, John, Larry and Robert; nieces Trudy, Kelsey, Hayley, Samantha, Courtney, Tracey and Dianne; and nephew Chris. She spent five years of her marriage (from 1975 until their divorce in 1977) with Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes, whom she met while filming Run, Joe, Run. (ANI)

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