Arlene Martel

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Arline Greta Sax

Also Known As: "Prior to 1964", "she was frequently billed as Arline Sax", "Arlene Sax or Tasha Martel; Arlene Martel;The Chameleon"
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: August 12, 2014 (78)
Santa Monica, California, United States (Heart attack, complications from heart bypass surgery. (She had suffered from breast cancer))
Immediate Family:

Ex-wife of Robert Palmer; Jerry Douglas and Matthew B. Schoen
Mother of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: American actress, writer, singer, and acting coach
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
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About Arlene Martel

Arlene Martel is well-known to Star Trek (1966) fans as Spock's Vulcan bride, "T'Pring", in the episode, Star Trek: Amok Time (1967). Born in New York City, she spent her early years in one of the poorest slums in the Bronx. When her mother's boss saw her poor living conditions, he personally underwrote her attendance at an upper-crust boarding school in Connecticut. At twelve, Arlene took it upon herself to audition for New York's famed High School of the Performing Arts. Not only did she gain entrance, she also went on to excel at the school--graduating with the school's top drama award. Her professional career began in her teens when she landed the role of "Esther" in the Broadway production of "Uncle Willie", also starring Norman Fell. After heading to Hollywood, Martel began making guest appearances on shows such as The Untouchables (1959), Route 66 (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959). She also had the recurring role of "Tiger" on Hogan's Heroes (1965). Her facility with accents and dialects enabled her to play a wide variety of characters, earning her the nickname of "The Chameleon". Arlene's relationship with James Dean is chronicled in Joe Hyams' biography, "The James Dean Story". Married and divorced three times, Arlene is the mother of three children: Adam Palmer, Avra Douglas and Jodaman Douglas. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Hamilton

Trivia (8)

  • Science Fiction fans may be surprised to learn that Arlene Martel not only had an important guest appearance on Star Trek (1966) episode Star Trek: Amok Time (1967), but also co-starred in what is generally considered the best episode of the original black-and-white series The Outer Limits (1963). She played "Consuelo Biros" opposite Robert Culp's character, "Trent", in the season two episode, The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964), which aired on 17 October 1964. This episode was written by famed science fiction author Harlan Ellison.
  • Mother, with Jerry Douglas, of daughter Avra Douglas and son Jod Douglas (aka Jodaman Douglas).
  • Mother-in-law of Joseph Brutsman.
  • Appeared at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention, Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.
  • Grandmother of Molly Rose Brutsman.
  • Her parents were Austrian Jewish immigrants.
  • Frequently appeared on Hogan's Heroes (1965), as a member of the French underground. She was usually referred to as "Tiger".
  • Appeared on The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: Twenty Two (1961), under her birth name of "Arline Sax".

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Arlene Martel's Timeline

April 14, 1936
New York, New York, United States
August 12, 2014
Age 78
Santa Monica, California, United States