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Nichols, Nichelle

LC control no.n 87838433
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS3564.I2747
Personal name headingNichols, Nichelle
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Variant(s)Nichols, Grace, 1932-2022
Nichols, Grace Dell
See alsoUhura, Nyota (Fictitious character), 2239-
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Other standard no.Q254038
Biography/History noteAfrican American actress Nichelle Nichols (1932-2022) was best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer on the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, on the television series Star Trek and its film sequels. Nichols was among the first Black women to have a leading role on a network television series.
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedChicago (Ill.)
Birth date1932-12-28
Death date2022-07-30
Place of birthRobbins (Ill.)
Place of deathSilver City (N.M.)
Field of activityActing
AffiliationCollege Inn Troupe
Goldenrod Ice Cream Company
Profession or occupationActors
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Found inAntony & Cleopatra [VR] c1983: credits (Nichelle Nichols)
Internet movie database, Jan. 10, 2012 (Nichelle Nichols; b. December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois, USA; birth name, Grace Nichols; Actress, Producer, Choreographer)
African American national biography, accessed March 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database (Nichols, Nichelle; Graciella Nichols; dancer, actress, writer; born 28 December 1933 in Robbins, Illinois, United States; took ballet classes at 7; learned to dance Afro-Cuban dance at 14; danced with the College Inn troupe; formed a song-and-dance duo with her husband with Duke Ellington's Orchestra; worked as a file clerk at Goldenrod Ice Cream Company; enrolled in the Cosmopolitan Law School; was headliner in Jimmy Payne's revue Calypso Carnival; cast in episode, Gene Roddenberry's The Lieutenant 1, Star Trek (1963), played part of African American woman as highly trained professional; with William Shatner made television history with the first interracial kiss in the episode titled Plato's Stepchildren (1968); played in six Star Trek movies; traveled around the country speaking on behalf of NASA)
New York times online, July 31, 2022 (Nichelle Nichols; actress; died on Saturday [July 30, 2022] in Silver City, N.M.; among the first Black women to have a leading role on a network television series; Grace Dell Nichols was born in Robbins, Ill., on Dec. 28, 1932; grew up in Chicago; revered by Star Trek fans for her role as Lieutenant Uhura, the communications officer on the starship U.S.S. Enterprise)
Associated languageeng