Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original
Star Trek series.
Grace Lee Whitney (Mary Ann Chase) turned 83 in April. Besides her
role in Star Trek, she was also the original mermaid for the Chicken
of Sea tuna ad campaign. Whitney has made more than a hundred
television appearances since her television debut in Cowboy G-
Men in 1953.
Whitney’s autobiography was released in 1998.The book delves
into her hiring and firing from Star Trek, her fight and eventual
victory over alcohol and substance dependence, particularly