Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols Wakes Up In Good Spirit After A Mild Stroke

Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols Wakes Up In Good Spirit After A Mild Stroke
BHR Hollywood Reports............"Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols is said to be awake and in good spirits after suffering a mild stroke on Wednesday.

Zach McGinnis, a booking agent for the 82-year-old star, said she suffered the stroke while at her home in Los Angeles.

 Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original TV series and films, was taken to a nearby hospital where she underwent a series of tests to determine how severe the stroke was.


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"Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations.

Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss, but she is not showing any signs of paralysis."

Nichols is celebrated for her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura, a non-stereotypical character played by a black woman in the 1960s.

She was handpicked by "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry to appear in the original series where she worked to break down racial barriers in entertainment.


Nichelle Nichols
Nichols is celebrated for her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura, a non-stereotypical character played by a black woman in the 1960s.

She was handpicked by "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry to appear in the original series where she worked to break down racial barriers in entertainment.


Nichols' role on "Star Trek" earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes for black actresses, with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. personally encouraging her to stay with the series.

She met him at a civil rights gathering in 1967, at a point when she had decided not to return for the show's second season.

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