American actress, singer, and dancer Nichelle Nichols has passed away.
Nichols was best known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, and its film sequels. Nichols’ portrayal of Uhura was ground-breaking for African American actresses on American television.
She was born on December 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois, United States.
From 1977 until 2015, Nichols volunteered her time to promote NASA’s programs and recruit diverse astronauts, including women and ethnic minorities.
Nichols attended Englewood High School, from where she graduated in 1951. Nichols also studied in New York City and Los Angeles.
Nichols passed away in Silver City, New Mexico, on July 30, 2022, at the age of 89.
Nichelle Nichols Children: Meet Son Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson is the son of the late actress Nichelle Nichols and her husband Foster Johnson. His parents divorced the year he was born.
Kyle Johnson is an American actor, most notable for his performance in the 1969 film The Learning Tree.
He was born on August 14, 1951, making him 70 years in 2022.