‘Trailblazing’ actress who played Lt Uhura in Star Trek dies

Actor Nichelle Nichols, who found worldwide fame and led the way for black women in TV by starring in the original Star Trek TV series, has died.

Her son, Kyle Johnson, said she died on Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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