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Nichelle Nichols (// nish-EL; born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022) was an American actress, singer and dancer whose portrayal of Uhura in Star Trek and its film sequels was groundbreaking for African American actresses on American television. From 1977 to 2015, she volunteered her time to promote NASA's programs and recruit diverse astronauts, including some of the first female and ethnic minority astronauts.
Grace Dell Nichols
(1932-12-28)December 28, 1932
Robbins, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||July 30, 2022(2022-07-30) (aged 89)|
Silver City, New Mexico, U.S.
|Education||Englewood High School|
|Notable credit||Nyota Uhura in Star Trek|