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Nichelle Nichols

 

  1. Juanita Moore. The Singing Nun, 1965.      Three of Hollywood’s then rare black female stars - Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Dandridge and Star Trek’s Nichols - were in the wimple mix for Sister Mary in the typically Hollywood-mawkish version of the life of the Belgian nun-cum-pop star. Just not about her death - suicide while the balance of her life was disturbed.
  2. Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, TV, 1966-1969.     It only took her 45 years.... but finally in 2011, Nichelle, the iconic Lieutenant Nyota Uhura of the starship Enterprise, admitted she first read for the role of Spock “They gave me a three-page script to read from that had three characters named Bones, Kirk, and somebody called Spock,” she recalled in the US TV special, Trek Nation. “They asked me if I would read for the role of Spock. I said to myself: I’ll take any one of these roles... but I found the Spock character to be very interesting.”
  3. Gail Fisher, Mannix, TV, 1968-1975.     From the scond season, Joe Mannix quit the Intertect agency and set up his own private eye service with police widow Peggy Fair as his fiercely loyal secretary - his Della Street! And so like Nichelle in Star Trek, Gail was among the first black  actresses to win a series  - and definitely  the first to win an Emmy Award (as Best Actress on June 7, 1970). For Peggy, she also won Golden Globes in 1971 and 1973... when  "blacks were pretty much alien objects on TV… and now we're people. I'm proud I'm a part of that…  My friends and family thought I was crazy, you know. But honey, there ain't any black actresses!"

 

 





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