Nichelle Nichols

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Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Nichols in 2013
Born
Grace Dell Nichols

(1932-12-28) December 28, 1932 (age 86)
ResidenceWoodland Hills, California, U.S.
Other namesGrace Dell Nichols
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present
Known forLt. Uhura
Home townChicago, Illinois, U.S.
TelevisionStar Trek
Websitewww.uhura.com

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She was known for her role as Uhura in the sci-fi television series Star Trek: The Original Series.[1]

In May 2018, Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, announced that she was suffering from "severe" short-term memory loss as a complication of advanced dementia.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nichelle Nichols Biography (1933-)
  2. "'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Suffering From Severe Memory Loss, According to Son". TMZ. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. "Tragic News About 'Star Trek' Actress And Black Icon Nichelle Nichols". BET. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.

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