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Born December 28, 1936.
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois
Nichelle Nichols was discovered at the age of fifteen by the great
Duke Ellington, performing a ballet for one of his musical suites.
Later she became lead singer.
throughout North America and Europe. On January 9, 1992, Nichelle was awarded her
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nichelle also toured
her one woman show, "Reflections," a dramatic musical theatre piece
in which she becomes twelve legendary female entertainers, utilizing her
When Nichelle Nichols joined the crew Of the Star ship Enterprise as
Nichols' portrayal of the calm, competent
Uhura it didn't just have an impact on sci-fi
fans; when Nichols met Dr. Martin Luther
King, he told her that Star Trek was one of the few TV
programmes he allowed his children to watch.