Nichelle Nichols death

Actress Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s trail-blazing Uhura, dies at 89 | People News

August 1, 2022

Nichelle Nichols, whose portrayal of starship communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the 1960s sci-fi TV series “Star Trek” and subsequent movies broke color barriers and helped redefine roles for Black actors, has died at age 89, her family said. Nichols, whose fans included Martin Luther King Jr. and a young Barack Obama, “succumbed to natural […]

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