Entertainment Death of actress Nichelle Nichols, figure in the cult series Star Trek, at the age of 89

11:20  01 august  2022
11:20  01 august  2022 Source:   bangpremier.com

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Mort de l'actrice Nichelle Nichols, figure de la série culte Star Trek, à l'âge de 89 ans © Michael Germana/Star Max/IPX/AP/SIPA Death of the actress Nichelle Nichols, figure Star Trek cult series, at the age of 89 Nichelle Nichols, actress who played Uhura in the cult Star Trek series, died this July 31 at the age of 89. She had suffered from dementia since 2013.

The largest science fiction franchise in TV is in mourning: she has lost one of her historical figures. Nichelle Nichols, who played the first Nyota Uhura in Star Trek , universe with seven series , died in the night from Saturday to Sunday at the age of 89. Information confirmed both by her only son Kyle with whom she lived in Silver City, a city of New Mexico, and who indicated that she died of natural causes, and by her former agent and friend Gilbert Bell. Nichelle Nichols, who played in the original series which lasted from 1966 to 1969, alone had become a symbol of the egalitarian policy of the producer of the series, Gene Roddenberry. She was indeed one of the first black American women to play a main role on television and not to play a subordinate.

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols dies aged 89

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An important role for the fight of civil rights

on the contrary, she played a high -ranking character because Uhura was a officers with African origins and speaking commonly Swahili. Thanks to this role, the actress had therefore become an icon of civil rights. So much so that, from what she had told in an interview, when she was thinking of leaving the series after the first season, Martin Luther King had convinced her otherwise, asking him not to leave The series because it was the only one that he authorized his children to watch. According to him, the role of Nichelle Nichols was symbolically important to allow the doors of television to other black American actresses. He was not far from reality since actress Whoopi Goldberg explained that the role of Uhura, who was not a servant, had been a model for her.

Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Is Dead At 89

  Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols Is Dead At 89 Nichelle Nichols, who many remember as Nyota Uhura from Star Trek, died at 89 years old.News of Nichelle Nichols passing came via her Facebook page via a message posted by her son, Kyle Johnson.

A tutorship battle

The one who had also resumed her role in the first six films of Star Trek had also exchanged one of the first interracial kisses on the small screen, between his character and the famous Captain Kirk , in 1968. The NBC channel feared, however, that this scene would cause the southern southern south of the United States, but the sequence was broadcast and has remained one of the most legendary in the series. In 1991, Nichelle Nichols thus became the first American black actress to have her star on the Walk of Fame of Hollywood. As a number of media had reported like the Los Angeles Times , the actress was at the heart of a tutelage battle. While she had undergone a stroke seven years ago and suffered from dementia for almost ten years, her son Kyle Johnson and her former agent were fighting for control of her assets and her personal property.

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