Her son Kyle, on his official website uhura.com, said, “My mother, Nichelle Nichols, passed away yesterday evening of natural causes. She lived a rich life and was an example to us all.”
A family spokesperson explained that the actress died in Silver City, New Mexico, where she lived with her son.
A former dancer and singer Science fiction series Set in the 1960s, Nyota Uhura is an African-American female police officer who is fluent in the language. SwahiliHe soon became a symbol of the struggle for civil rights.
Nichols’ role as a high-ranking black woman was praised Martin Luther King Who asked her not to quit the series, the actress revealed, promising that “Star Trek” was the only series her children would be allowed to watch.
In 1968, Nichols’ kiss with William Shatner as Captain Kirk was the first kiss between a white man and a black woman on the American screen.
In the 1970s, Nichols produced a video to help the US space agency (NASA) selection of astronauts, particularly among women and minorities.
“Star Trek” star George Takei tweeted about his death, “My heart is broken. My eyes shine like the stars where you lay, my dear friend.”
Grace Dale Nichols was born in Chicago on December 28, 1932, and began her career at the age of fourteen as a dancer and singer in Duke Ellington’s band.
Nicholas is particularly famous for his role in the first series of “”.Star Trek‘ is mentioned Cont He also recorded two albums and appeared as a dancer in the opera “Borgy and Peace” with Sammy Davis Jr.
In the first six films adapted from the “Star Trek” series, Nichols played the role of Uhura, which is derived from the Swahili word for freedom, according to “AFP”.
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