BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Star Trek actress, Grace Lee Whitney who is known for her character as Yeoman Janice Rand has died at the age of 85.
It is being reported that no foul play is suspected in her death which occurred at her Coarsegold, California home. The actress played the Janice role during the initial 8 episodes of the show after which she was released for reasons not completely unrelated to an incident of sexual assault, before reappearing in Star Trek: Voyager, as well as the Star Trek films.
Whitney started her entertainment career as a “girl singer” on Detroit’s WJR radio at the age of 14.
She also appeared in movies Public Affair, Some Like it Hot, The Naked and the Dead among others.