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  Nichelle Nichols - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nichelle Nichols (born December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois) is an American singer and actor.
However, during the first year of the series, Nichols was tempted to leave the show as she felt her role lacked significance, but but a chance and moving meeting with Dr.
After the series ended in 1969, Nichols volunteered her time in a special project with NASA to recruit minority and female personnel for the space agency, which proved to be a spectacular success.
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 Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols (born December 28 1933) is an American singer and actor.
In the first year of the series, Nichols was tempted to leave the series as she felt that her role lacked significance, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr personally encouraged her to stay on, telling her that he was a fan and that she was a role model for fl children.
After the series, Nichols volunteered her time in a special project with NASA to recruit minority and female personnel for the organization, which proved to be a spectacular success.
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 Uhura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle was born in Robbins, IL on December 28, 1933.
Although Nichelle was signed to a contract to play the number four lead, NBC refused to honor it, forcing Gene Roddenberry (with whom she had an affair) to hire her on a daily basis.
Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner were credited with the first interracial screen kiss, but NBC felt it would be too radical to show their lips meeting so Nichelle had to turn her head slightly and Shatner's lips hit her cheek instead.
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 NICHELLE NICHOLS - AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle was also important to the fl population of America as a role model, helping dissolve the stereotypical views that much of the non-ethnic population held to.
Nichols that she could not leave, that she was a part of history, and that she had opened a door which could not be allowed to close.
Nichelle Nichols had created a character with such dignity and quality that she was not snot just an inspiration to all fl people, but an assertion to everyone.
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 Nichelle Nichols
Grace Nichols began taking ballet lessons at the age of seven, and was considered something of a dance prodigy, earning the nickname "Nichelle" for her graceful pirouettes.
Nichols is also credited with TV's first fl/white lip-lock, a smooch with William Shatner's Captain Kirk, in the 1968 episode "Plato's Stepchildren." Many stations in America's south refused to broadcast the episode, and it was banned in England for almost 25 years.
Nichols has hinted that in a third novel, her heroine may be revealed as a distant relative of Uhura.
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 Actress recalls barriers she broke as Lt. Uhura North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols broke racial stereotypes with her portrayal of Lt. Uhuru in the original Star Trek TV series.
Nichols says it's still amazing to her that after nearly 40 years there is still such fan intensity and she's pleased to be part of the cast's place in history.
While Nichols wouldn't reveal her age, saying only that she was born on Dec. 28, she did say in her melodic voice that she's working on a book that will answer the question asked her for more than 30 years.
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 Nichelle Nichols Definition / Nichelle Nichols Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols (born December 28December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining.
Her most famous role was playing Uhura Commander Uhura is a character from the fictional Star Trek universe and was played by Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek: The Original Series and the first six Star Trek movies.
Nichelle Nichols is a respected artist, known mainly for Star Trek's delightful Houra.
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 Nichelle Nichols,Marina Sirtis,
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois Nichelle Nichols was discovered at the age of fifteen by the great Duke Ellington, performing a ballet for one of his musical suites.
Nichelle also toured her one woman show, "Reflections," a dramatic musical theatre piece in which she becomes twelve legendary female entertainers, utilizing her beautiful voice.
When Nichols met Dr. Martin Luther King, he told her that Star Trek was one of the few TV programmes he allowed his children to watch.
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 Jet: Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols talks about interracial affair, Duke Ellington, Martin Luther King in new book ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols, who is best known for her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura on the "Star Trek" TV series, discusses how she was discovered by Duke Ellington, had an interracial love affair with Star Trek's creator and was encouraged by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nichols said she met Rodddenberry while she was guest starring in "The Detectives" in 1963 and they later fell in love.
She recalls that Roddenberry was a "wonderful man, strong and handsome and confident" but, "he simply couldn't handle it," Nichols said, alluding to their racial differences and the fact that he was also in love with Majel Barrett, who plays Nurse Chapel in the show.
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Nichols was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs.
Nichols by inviting her to create a ballet for one of his musical suites and to perform it with his band on a thre-week Midwestern tour.
Nichols also recently appeared in a TV performance of Shakespeare’s Antony And Cleopatra with British actress Lynn Redgrave, General Hospital’s Tony Geary, and her longtime Star Trek colleague Walter Koenig (“Chekov”) in the role of Polonius.
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Nichelle toured the United States, Canada and Europe as a singer with the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton bands.
Turning her sights toward her music, Nichelle released a single, "Shoop Shoop," on 20th Century Records and often sings at her convention appearances.
A few years ago, Nichelle toured in a one-woman play where she portrayed many famous fl female singers of the 20th century.
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Nichelle Nichols hails from Chicago, Illinois, where she was discovered at the age of 15 by Duke Ellington while serving as choreographer and dancer in a ballet for one of his musical suites, and doing a stint as lead singer for his band.
Nichols has served as a member of the Board of Directors fort he National Space Institute, and been active in the leadership of the Space Cadets of America, an organization for young people interested in space and space careers.
Nichols continues to serve the National Space Society as a member of the Board of Governors.
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 Peace Corps Online | January 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Sierra Leone: Space: Television: Hartford Courant: King's ...
When Nichols considered quitting the show at the end of her first season in 1967 to return to musical theater, it was King who encouraged her to stay.
Nichols told the North County (Calif.) Times in an interview last year about a significant encounter she had with King.
Nichols said she had never seen her character in that light before.
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 Nichelle Nichols - Lt Uhura on Star Trek - SciFi TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols was one of the first females cast in a position of military rank, and not only was she female, but she was African-American as well!
Born in 1933 in Robbins, Illinois, Nichelle was 32 when tagged to take on the role of Communications Officer on the Starship Enterprise.
While other women on the spaceship were used as eye candy with super-short-skirts, Uhura held her own against the men and was often calm and collected during emergencies.
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 LCARS COMMAND NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols was the first fl female in the history of television who played a non-stereotypical role.
Nichelle went back to Gene Roddenberry the next monday morning, and told him that if he'd still want her, she'd be happy to return to the show for the next season.
In episode 67, "Plato's Stepchildren", Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner performed the first kiss between a fl and a white person on television.
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 GPN-2004-00017 - Nichelle Nichols, NASA Recruiter
Actress Nichelle Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois on December 29, 1936.
From the late 1970's until the late 1980's, NASA employed Nichelle Nichols to recruit new astronaut candidates.
Currently Nichelle Nichols is actively involved in movies and special appearances.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichols, the first African American woman to have a major continuing role in TV, focuses on key points in her life, offering a well-written and melodious work depicting the life of a true heroine.
Nichols struggle to achieve success as a fl woman in a white-male dominated industry is enlightening and inspiring.
Nichelle is a brave woman and she had to put up with a bunch of [stuff] to get where she did.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1572970111?v=glance   (1548 words)

 Nichelle Nichols Biography @ Filmbug
Nichelle Nichols was cast by Gene Roddenberry to create Lt. Uhura in his legendary TV series Star Trek, and its six major motion pictures.
Nichols was awarded her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; was honored in Berlin with the Goldene Kamera Millenium Award; and was one of the first African-Americans to place her handprints and signature in the cement at Mann's Chinese Theatre.
Nichols was the guest solo artist with the Erie Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra for their 80th Anniversary celebration.
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 Nichelle Nichols MP3 Downloads - Nichelle Nichols Music Downloads - Nichelle Nichols Music Videos
Although arguably best-known for her portrayal of communications officer, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the original sci-fi television program Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (vocals) is likewise a formidable vocalist.
Her abilities actually predate her acting prowess, as she was performing in nightclubs and had garnered a solo spot during a brief stint with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, all of which she accomplished before 1960.
Nichols occasionally revisits her musical skills on-stage as well as in the studio, releasing Uhura Sings (1986) and Nichelle: Out of This World (1995).
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 Rap Sheet - Person : Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols was credited on a game as early as 1993 and as recently as 1995.
Nichelle Nichols has been credited with the roles Sound.
Nichelle Nichols has been credited on games developed by the following companies: Interplay Entertainment Corp..
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 Nichelle Nichols Interveiw with Sci Fi Pulse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols continues her captivating trilogy of ‘The Adventures of Saturna’ with this sequel to her highly acclaimed sci-fi novel, ‘Saturn’s Child.’ With ‘Saturna’s Quest,’ takes her readers on a literary roller coaster that will keep them turning pages to the end.
Nichelle was instrumental in getting more minority groups to sign up for the space program as she explains, "In 1976-77, I embarked on one of the most challenging undertakings of my life and career.
Nichols also shared her memories of the late great Gene Roddenberry and the late Deforest Kelly AKA Dr Bones McCoy, "De Kelly was a sweet man, a fine gentleman, and a great friend.
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 Nichelle Nichols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the end of Star Trek's first season, Nichelle was thinking seriously of leaving the show, but a chance and moving meeting with Martin Luther King changed her mind.
He told her she couldn't give up...she was a vital role model for young fl women in America.
Needless to say, Nichelle stayed with the show and has appeared in first six Star Trek movies.
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 Biography for Nichelle Nichols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Virgil Tibbs), Nichols portrayed a character that was non-stereotypical.
During the late 1970s until ?1987, Nichelle Nichols was employed by NASA and was in charge of astronaut recruits and hopefuls.
In early 1951 at age 18, Nichelle married a dancer who was fifteen years her senior.
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 VH1.com : Nichelle Nichols : Biography
Nichols is also featured on Sultry Ladies, a 1996 Sony compilation, as well as on a good number of related Star Trek releases, including Sony's Star Trek: 20th Anniversary Collectors' Edition Soundtrack, issued in 1999.
Nichols, a fl actress who broke many color barriers and faced instances of racial prejudice on the job, was born and raised in fl-governed Robbins, IL.
He ran out less than six months later, and a pregnant Nichols forged on alone to become a single parent to her son.
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 Nichelle Nichols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nichelle Nichols is featured as Communications Officer Uhura.
On the West Coast Nichelle has appeared in The Roar of the Greasepaint, The smell of the Crowd, For My People, and won high critical acclaim for her performace in the James Baldwin play, Blues for Mister Charle.
During he leisure hours Nichelle enjoys oil painting and designing her own clothes, and says she is "mad" for sports cars.
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 G4 - Feature - Nichelle Nichols' Funniest 'Star Trek' Moments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Just take a look at Nichelle Nichols' funniest 'Star Trek' memories to prove that they do.
The day the actors took Leonard Nimoy's bike (which he used for transportation around the Paramount lot) and hung it in the rafters on the soundstage.
Learn more about Nichelle Nichols and be sure to visit her website, Uhura.com.
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 Amazon.com: Music: Down to Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Yes, there was a lot more to Nichelle Nichols than Lt. Uhura, as this quite engaging 1967 album–here garnished with four bonus sides from her first, 1966 Epic recording session–demonstrates with flair and finesse.
What is particularly infuriating is that Nichols shows glimpses of singing talent, that if, just maybe, she had stuck with Ellington all those years ago, she could have actually sounded...well, good.
Nichelle Nichols should rightfully rate only one star for this waste of 45 minutes 21 seconds of my time, but I just can't do it!
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