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Nichelle Nichols


Born - 28 December 1932, Robbins, Illinois, USA
Died - 30 July 2022

Trailblazing Afro-American actress with strong, dignified features and an impressive physique, assets that undoubtedly helped her get her signature role of Lt Uhura in the Star Trek TV series and spin-off films. Born Grace Dell Nichols and hailed as the first black woman to be cast as a figure of authority, she was originally a dancer and singer before turning to acting roles in her early thirties: Porgy and Bess (1959), Woman Without a Face/Mister Buddwing (1965), Made in Paris (1966), Doctor, You've Got to be Kidding! (1967), Truck Turner (1974), Star Trek the Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, and all four subsequent 'Star Trek' films), The Supernaturals (1986), Snow Dogs (2002), Are We There Yet? (2005), Tru Loved (2008), Lady Magdalene's (2008), This Bitter Earth (2012), White Orchid (2018), Surge of Dawn (2019), Star Trek: First Frontier (2020), Renegades: Ominara (2022), her last, and more. Twice married and divorced, she died from heart failure.