Groundbreaking Black 'Star Trek' Actress Nichelle Nichols Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols shared one of the first interracial kisses in television history on Star Trek when Uhura and Captain Kirk locked lips in a 1968 episode.

In 1991, she became the first African American woman to have her handprints immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Her Star Trek costar George Takei tweeted, “I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise. For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend.”

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