Nichelle Nichols

1932 - 2022

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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. Born in the Chicago suburb of Robbins, she trained in dance, and began her career as a dancer, singer and model in Chicago. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nichelle Nichols has received more than 5,759,659 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Nichelle Nichols is the 1,640th most popular actor (up from 1,738th in 2019), the 2,723rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,911th in 2019) and the 764th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Nichelle Nichols ranks 1,640 out of 13,578Before her are Jaya Bachchan, Anne Archer, Jo Van Fleet, Bhupen Hazarika, Elsa Pataky, and Pierre Renoir. After her are Billy Drago, Perry King, Massimo Girotti, Geneviève Page, Michael Nouri, and Paul Guilfoyle.

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Among people born in 1932, Nichelle Nichols ranks 156Before her are Vasily Aksyonov, Eleanor F. Helin, Guðbergur Bergsson, John Hillerman, Boris Shakhlin, and Dhirubhai Ambani. After her are Spyros Kyprianou, József Antall, Félix Malloum, Pentti Linkola, Frances E. Allen, and Horst Eckel. Among people deceased in 2022, Nichelle Nichols ranks 140Before her are Kay Parker, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Joachim Streich, Nick Holonyak, Juris Hartmanis, and Reine Wisell. After her are David Trimble, Leonid Kuravlyov, Kenneth Tsang, John Aniston, Francisco Morales Bermúdez, and Raymond Damadian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nichelle Nichols ranks 2,723 out of 20,380Before her are Wes Montgomery (1923), Jo Van Fleet (1915), Ric Flair (1949), S. S. Van Dine (1888), John Havlicek (1940), and Claire Lee Chennault (1890). After her are Jacques Futrelle (1875), Joey DeMaio (1954), Billy Drago (1945), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Ronald Lauder (1944), and Perry King (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Nichelle Nichols ranks 764Before her are Linda Kozlowski (1958), Peter Boyle (1935), Sylvia Sidney (1910), Jim Kelly (1946), Anne Archer (1947), and Jo Van Fleet (1915). After her are Billy Drago (1945), Perry King (1948), Michael Nouri (1945), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), and Patrick Wilson (1973).

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