Nichelle Nichols

by follers on July 9, 2014

5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon - Arrivals

Birth Name: Grace Dell Nichols

Place of Birth: Robbins, Illinois

Date of Birth: December 28, 1932

Ethnicity: African-American

Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and musician. She is the daughter of Lishia Mae (Parks) and Samuel Earl Nichols.

Nichelle’s paternal grandparents were Samuel G. Nichols (the son of James Nichols) and Lydia Myers (the daughter of Jacob Myers/Meyers and Blanche).

Nichelle’s maternal grandparents were Henry Parks (the son of George Parks and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pasto/Parker) and Malissa Stinson or Hibbett.

Source: Genealogy of Nichelle Nichols –

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neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

she was the first black woman in a serial in which only men had something to say

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

SHE IS AN AMERICAN IDOL FOR MILLIONS Of black and white women in the 70s

fuzzybear44 May 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Is it the lights, or did she get brighter?

Freerk April 29, 2015 at 3:36 am

When I as a child saw her first in the seventies, she was a black goddess. She still is a good looking grandma I’d like to have. She chose the name of her character Uhura from the suahili word for “freedom”. Nothing more to say.

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