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Grace Dell "Nichelle" Nichols

Birthplace: Robbins, Cook, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Earl Nichols and Lishia Mae Nichols
Ex-wife of Foster Charles Johnson and Private
Mother of Kyle Johnson
Sister of Thelma Nichols; Eric Nichols; Private; Private and Thomas Nichols
Half sister of Ruth Nichols and Olga Cardozo Nichols

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About Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking in the racist society at the time. Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant.

Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, outside of Chicago, to Lishia Nichols (née Parks) and Samuel Nichols, a factory worker who was both the town mayor of Robbins and its chief magistrate. The family later moved to Chicago.

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Nichelle Nichols's Timeline

December 28, 1932
Robbins, Cook, Illinois, United States
August 14, 1951