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Entertainment Nichelle Nichols, black heroine of Star Trek, died at 89 years old

09:30  01 august  2022
09:30  01 august  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

Nichelle Nichols, 'Star Trek' Actress, Dead at 89

  Nichelle Nichols, 'Star Trek' Actress, Dead at 89 Nichols famously played Lt. Nyota Uhura on 'Star Trek.'“Friends, Fans, Colleagues, World I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years. 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,” the statement on Nichols’ official Facebook page read.

En 2006, William Shatner et Nichelle Nichols côte à côte. AFP/Chris Delmas © Chris Delmas in 2006, William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols side by side. AFP/Chris Delmas She was notably known for her pioneering role high in the cult series Star Trek . African-American actress Nichelle Nichols died in the night from Saturday to Sunday at the age of 89, her family announced on Sunday. "Last night, my mother Nichelle Nichols died of natural causes," said her son Kyle on the actress’s official website,

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Uhura.com . "His life has been well experienced and was a model for all of us." A family spokesman said the actress died in Silver City, New Mexico, where she lived with her son. This former dancer and singer who embodied in the science fiction series of the 1960s the Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, an officer with African origins and speaking commonly Swahili, had quickly become an icon of civil rights. Her role as a high graded black woman had earned him the admiration of Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968, who had asked her not to leave "Star Trek" as she had planned, telling her that it was the only series That he authorized his children to watch, she said. In 1968, when William Shatner embodied the famous Captain Kirk and Nichelle Nichols kissed, it was the first kiss between a white person and a person of colored on American television. In the 1970s, Nichelle Nichols had made a video to help NASA recruit astronauts, including women and minorities. "My heart is heavy," tweeted another figure in the series, George Takei . "My eyes shine like the stars with which you rest now, my dear friend". Born on December 28, 1932 in Chicago, Grace Dell Nichols began her career at the age of 14 as a dancer and singer with the Duke Ellington orchestra. Especially known for her role in the first Star Trek series, she had also danced with Sammy Davis Jr. in "Porgy and Bess", played in other television series and recorded two albums. She also played Uhura, a name derived from the word "freedom" in Swahili, in the first six declined films of the Star Trek series.

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