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.
Who Is Nichelle Nichols’ Sister Marian Michaels?
Marian Michaels is the famed sister of Nichelle Nichols.
She is not the only sibling of Nichelle, but the late actress and singer also had a brother Nichelle Nichols who passed away on March 26, 1997, and three other siblings who are not documented.