Nichelle Nichols, the beloved actress who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original “Star Trek” series, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the age of 89.
Not only was Nichelle the original Uhura, but she was a dancer with Duke Ellington’s band at the age of 16. She went on to pursue an acting career that solidified her cultural standing as a truly groundbreaking icon, eventually becoming one of the only black characters on television with a leading role as Lieutenant Uhura.
Click here to read more about the incredibly accomplished career Nichelle held. Continue to celebrate her legacy with us on Saturday at 11 PM with “Star Trek: The Original Series” on WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown MeTV Station Ch 67.1; Cable-FiOS-Dish 5; DirecTV67.