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Max Nimoy

Also Known As: "Mordko Niemay"
Birthplace: Izyaslav, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Death: July 13, 1987 (85)
Sherman Oaks, CA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pinchus Nimoy and Etta Drootin
Husband of Dora Nimoy
Father of Private and Leonard Nimoy

Occupation: Barber
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Max Nimoy

Max and Dora Nimoy were Yiddish-speaking, observant Orthodox Jewish immigrants who had escaped from from Iziaslav, Ukraine, Tsarist Russia in 1913. The family settled in the West End of Boston, where Max was a popular local figure and enjoyed his life as a barber.

The young Nimoy brothers—Leonard and older brother Melvin—were neighborhood fixtures, and sold newspapers in Boston Common.


Max was born in Izyaslav, Ukraine ( now Zaslav, Russia). He owned a barbershop in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. He immigrated in 1913. He became naturalized as a US Citizen in 1929].

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Max Nimoy's Timeline

November 28, 1901
Izyaslav, Ukraine, Russian Empire
March 26, 1931
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants.

July 13, 1987
Age 85
Sherman Oaks, CA, United States