04-25 Happy birthday to Bonnie Beecher, Born: April 25, 1941.
Bonnie Jean Boettcher, known as Bonnie Beecher is an American actress who played the role of Sylvia in the original Star Trek series episode “Spectre of the Gun”. She filmed her scenes on Tuesday 21 May 1968, Wednesday 22 May 1968 and Monday 27 May 1968 at Desilu Stage 10.
Prior to the start of her acting career, Beecher had briefly been the girlfriend of singer Bob Dylan while both attended the University of Minnesota in 1961. She recorded some early Dylan performances in her apartment, and it is alleged that Dylan’s song “Girl From The North Country” was inspired by Beecher.
Beecher’s subsequent acting career was relatively brief, and was confined to guest-starring roles on American TV series. She debuted as the mysterious folksinger Mary Rachel in the 1964 Twilight Zone episode “Come Wander With Me”, and also appeared in episodes of The Invaders, The Fugitive, and Gunsmoke, among other shows. Her October, 1968 Star Trek appearance and a November, 1968 appearance on the detective drama The Outsider were the last two roles of Beecher’s career before her retirement from acting while still in her twenties.
In 1965 Beecher married counter-culture icon Wavy Gravy (né Hugh Romney, and best known as the MC at Woodstock and Woodstock II). The two are still married, and Beecher now goes by the name Jahanara Romney. With her husband, she helps run a number of charitable organizations.
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