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Happy Birthday, Nichelle Nichols!

Happy Birthday, Nichelle Nichols!
Happy Birthday, Nichelle Nichols!

On her 82nd birthday, we at TrekNews.net would like to wish Star Trek: The Original Series star Nichelle Nichols a very happy birthday.

Born in Robbins, Illinois on December 28, 1932, singer, dancer, actress, and writer, Nichelle Nichols starred in all three seasons of TOS along with six feature films.

Her Star Trek character, Nyota Uhura, broke down many 1960s racial stereotypes and will forever have a special place in television and entertainment history.

Today, Nichelle continues to be an inspiration to generations of fans with her positive outlook on life and hope for a better tomorrow.

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Nichols along with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and her co-stars DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy and Walter Koenig with the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1976.

In 2012, while visiting Washington D.C. in celebration of Black History Month, she had the opportunity to meet United States President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Nichelle later tweeted the photo of them both flashing a Vulcan salute along with the caption “A photo came to me in the mail that I’ve kept for myself for over a week, but now it’s time to share it with Trekkers everywhere.”

Nichols with Obama in February 2012

Nichols with Obama in February 2012

Earlier this year, Nichols sat down for a 30-minute interview with Karan Ashley of Uncensored Talk. During the interview, she discussed her career, her start as a dancer, acting, and of course Star Trek.

You can watch the entire interview below.

Here’s wishing her a very happy birthday.

Nichelle’s official website is at Uhura.com.

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  1. Alice Reid

    December 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ms. Nichols! I hope you day is beautiful and blessed!

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