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 Ex-Husband: Who Is Duke Mondy?
Duke Mondy is the ex-husband of the late Nichelle Nichols.
The late actress and singer married twice, first to dancer Foster Johnson from 1917 to 1981. They were married in 1951 and divorced that same year.
Johnson and Nichols had one child together, Kyle Johnson, who was born on August 14, 1951.
Nichols married for the second time to Duke Mondy in 1968. They were divorced in 1972.