Some websites say the actor widely known as Spock on "Star Trek"was born in Dorchester, though his bios reveal no neighborhoods and say he was simply born in Boston. So, we can't link him to Dorchester.
In fact, Nimoy says he grew up in the West End where his father owned a barbershop.
Nimoy has some lasting connections to Boston. He said the Vulcan salute was inspired by a ceremony at a synagogue on North Russell Street. In 2009, the mayor declared November 14th "Leonard Nimoy Day"