Maggie Thrett, the well-known actress and vocalist who portrayed Ruth Bonaventure in Star Trek, died on December 18 at the age of 76. Her relatives announced her death but did not reveal the reason for her death. Her funeral arrangements have not yet been published in detail. Thrett rose to prominence as a result of her repeated appearances in films and television series. She left the film business in 1970.
Maggie Thrett played Ruth Bonaventure In Star Trek
Maggie Thrett rose to prominence as Ruth Bonaventure in the NBC science fiction television series Star Trek. The protagonist was a female citizen from the mid-twentieth century. She was from a pelagic world and accepted an offer from Harcourt Fenton Mudd to be a companion to a lonely guy and give the comfort of a human touch that they urgently needed.
She proceeded to the sick bay after arriving on Ophiucus III, and after fleeing from Doctor Leonard McCoy, she learned that there were three miners on the planet who were in excellent shape. She then married Herm Gossett through subspace radio marriage. From September 8, 1966, through June 3, 1969, Star Trek broadcast 79 episodes over three seasons. Despite excellent reviews, the series creators decided not to continue it owing to poor viewership.
All About Maggie Thrett
Maggie Thrett, who was born on November 18, 1946, began her career on stage and participated in many plays. She finally made her acting debut with Star Trek in 1966. She later portrayed Jan in the 1968 comedy Three in the Attic and a small part in the 1970 drama Cover Me Babe.
She also featured in Run For Your Life, The Wild Wild West, Dundee, and the Culhane, Cimarron Strip, I Dream of Jeannie, McCloud, and The Most Deadly Game, among others. Dimension 5, Out of Sight, I Love a Mystery, The Devil’s Brigade, Lost Flight, and Cover Me Babe are among her cinematic credits. Thrett allegedly chose to leave the film profession after becoming irritated with repeated auditions and producer demands.
In an interview with Tom Lisanti in 2017, she expressed satisfaction with her contributions to cinema and television over those years. She said that she was compensated for her participation in Star Trek after a lengthy fight and that Gene Roddenberry subsequently urged her to donate the money to a charity, which she declined. She also had a short singing career, releasing two songs titled Lucky Girl and Soupy.
Twitter users pay tribute
When word of her death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
Remembering actress and singer Maggie Thrett 1946-2022.
She played Ruth in the Starship Enterprise episode “Mudd’s Women” 1966.
In addition, she only had guest appearances in the TV series Death Race (1966).#StarTrek#theoriginalseries#TVShow pic.twitter.com/Wdy73WFqJ8
— 🅼🅸🆁🅸 (@miri_plt) December 23, 2022
Unfortunately, it looks like the rumours were true. Maggie Thrett passed away December 18th at the age of 76. Rest in peace. #TOSSatNight pic.twitter.com/53dEfE0VWj
— TOSSatNight (@TOSSatNight) December 23, 2022