Entertainment She wrote television history: Nichelle Nichols died
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.
The American actress Nichelle Nichols is dead. As her family announced on social media, she died on Saturday evening at the age of 89 in Silver City in New Mexico of a natural Death. "I regret to have to tell you that a big light on the firmament no longer shines for us as it was for so many years," said her son Kyle Johnson. "But their light, like the old galaxies, which can now be seen for the first time, will be preserved to us and future generations so that we can enjoy it, learn from it and be inspired."
in the 1960s, Nichelle Nichols became known by the originalseries, for which she embodied the role of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura. With this she wrote history and broke with many stereotypes, not only because she was the first Afro-American actress of a series that played in space, but also in a leadership position. In 1968 the scene in which she kisses Captain Kirk also beat extremely high waves because it was the first time that a film kiss between a black and a white in US television history could be seen on canvas.
At the end of season the first season, the Mimin actually wanted to get out, but, according to "The Hollywood Reporter" by Martin Luther King, with the words "You can't do that. Do not understand that we are seen for the first time as we have seen should be? " have been moved to stay. And so niche didn't remain. She also returned to her parade role in the "Star Trek" films from 1979 to 1991. She even worked with NASA after criticizing it because of a lack of diversity and campaigning new candidates: inside.
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