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Valora Noland (born 8 December 1941; age 77) is the stage name of Valor Baum, the former actress who played Daras in the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "Patterns of Force". She filmed her scenes on Thursday 30 November 1967, and between Monday 4 December 1967 and Wednesday 6 December 1967 at Desilu Stage 9 and Stage 10.
In addition to Star Trek, Noland has been seen on such television shows as The Rifleman, Laramie (in an episode with George D. Wallace), Wagon Train, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Virginian (with Warren Stevens), and Mannix (directed by Vincent McEveety). She also worked with James Daly on "Two Faces of Treason", a segment of NBC's The DuPont Show of the Week.
Noland had a small part in the first two of William Asher's popular beach movies, 1963's Beach Party and 1964's Muscle Beach Party, followed by a larger part in the film Summer Children. She also had a supporting role in the 1964 film Sex and the College Girl. Her last known film was the 1967 John Wayne western, The War Wagon, which also starred Robert Walker and featured Miko Mayama in a small role.
Noland left Los Angeles and the acting business altogether in January, 1968, soon after finishing "Patterns of Force", which marks her last work in television or film. Since then, she has been active as a photographer and author, under the name Valora Tree.