• George Takei, Celia Rose Gooding & J.J. Abrams Among Stars Remembering Nichelle Nichols

    12 days ago - By Deadline

    Star Trek fans are mourning the loss of Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Nyota Uhuru in the original series and its film sequels, following her death on July 30 of natural causes. Among mourners are franchise stars past and present as well as other celebrities who were inspired by Nichols, a trailblazing actress who also played...
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  • Political, Media, and Entertainment Figures Mourn Death of Nichelle Nichols, Beloved for Groundbreaking Star Trek Role

    Political, Media, and Entertainment Figures Mourn Death of Nichelle Nichols, Beloved for Groundbreaking Star Trek Role

    12 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Nichelle Nichols , whose groundbreaking Star Trek role led her to a real-life role helping NASA recruit astronauts, has passed away at the age of 89, and news of her death has brought an outpouring of tributes for her remarkable life and career.
    Nichols' portrayal of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek series and multiple films was not the first Black woman on a major television show. However, she was unique in that her part was not relegated to a domestic servant or other minor role, but one of the most senior officers on the Enterprise...
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  • Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in ‘Star Trek' franchise, dies at 89

    12 days ago - By Washington Post

    Nichelle Nichols helped break ground on TV by showing a Black woman in a position of authority and who shared with co-star William Shatner one of the first interracial kisses on American prime-time television.
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  • Nichelle Nichols, ‘Star Trek's' Lt. Uhura, dies at 89

    Nichelle Nichols, ‘Star Trek's' Lt. Uhura, dies at 89

    12 days ago - By Page Six

    The actress starred in the television series Star Trek as Nyota Uhura.
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  • Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Is Dead At 89

    Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Is Dead At 89

    12 days ago - By Cinema Blend

    Nichelle Nichols, who many remember as Nyota Uhura from Star Trek, died at 89 years old.
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  • Nichelle Nichols, Who Played Uhura on Star Trek, Dead at 89

    12 days ago - By TV Line

    Nichelle Nichols, who originated the role of Uhura on the original Star Trek series, has died, our sister site Variety has confirmed with Nichols' manager and business partner Gilbert Bell. She was 89. Nichols joined William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in the main cast of Star Trek when it debuted on NBC in 1966. Nichols...
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  • Nichelle Nichols Dies: ‘Lt. Nyota Uhura' In Star Trek Was 89

    12 days ago - By Deadline

    Nichelle Nichols, who broke down barriers with her portrayal of translator and communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek TV series and later in its film franchise, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old. Nichols' death was confirmed by Gilbert Bell, her talent manager and business partner...
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  • 'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols dies at 89, son says

    'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols dies at 89, son says

    12 days ago - By Wood TV

    Nichelle Nichols, well known for her role as Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," has died at the age of 89, her son announced on Sunday.
    "I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years," Kyle Johnson wrote on Nichols' Facebook page. "Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration."
    Nichols was born in Robbins...
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