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Born March 22, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, William Shatner came to the attention of the world during his tenure as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the iconic 1960s science fiction series "Star Trek." He has been married four times and has 4 children. He was married to his third wife, Nerine Kidd-Shatner, from 1997 until he found her dead at the bottom of their swimming pool in August of 1999. Although the official cause of death was accidental drowning, the autopsy showed that she had both alcohol and Valium in her system when she died. She was, he said, an active alcoholic at the time of her death, and he asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Friendly House, a non-profit which helps women in recovery to re-establish themselves in the community.

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