John Chambers


Age: 78

make-up artist and veteran prosthetic makeup expert in both television and film who was a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1968 but who is best known for creating the pointy ears of the character Spock on the 1966 television series Star Trek and for his make-up work on the Planet of the Apes film franchise, and who was awarded CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit for his involvement in the Canadian Caper, in which six American hostages escaped during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

Born: September 12, 1922

Died: August 25, 2001

Woodland Hills, California