Most think of him as Spock, but I remember Leonard Nimoy as the host of "In Search of ... ." Thanks to Nimoy, I grew up convinced there was such a thing as Sasquatch. I wasn't alone.
Nimoy also encouraged me to believe in the Bermuda Triangle, Dracula, The Man Who Wouldn't Die and the Loch Ness Monster. I interviewed Nimoy a few years back at a Los Angeles County Museum benefit. Though he seemed pleased not to have to answer any questions about Spock, he wasn't prepared for the queries about "In Search of ... ."