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George Takei, this is your life! His almost 80 years celebrated at the Japanese American National Museum




George Takei (right) and his husband Brad Altman
George Takei (right) and his husband Brad Altman
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On the occasion of "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei," a new exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum that opens Sunday, I had to speak with George Takei himself about his long life and career.

Here's my long  interview with George, covering those family photos, the internment, his acting career, his non-flirtation with Raymond Burr, his marriage to Brad, and turning 80 (on April 20).

Takei family photos at the Japanese American National Museum's exhibit
Takei family photos at the Japanese American National Museum's exhibit "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei."
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We also talk at length about his latest gig, as the Reciter in "Pacific Overtures," a Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical from 1976, now directed by John Doyle. Performances begin April 5 at the Classic Stage Company.