Nichols of the 1960s TV show "Star Trek" communications officer Lieutenant Nyota Uhura has died at the age of 89.

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His son, Kyle Johnson, informed of his death in a statement posted to his Facebook page.

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Nichelle Nichols was the first black woman to appear in a major television series

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Here I was, taking a 23rd guess, which should have been simple enough, Nickel Nichols told NPR in 2011.

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In 1968, Nichols made headlines when Uhura called Plato's stepchild

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Found in the 1961 musical Kicks & Company, a short screenplay for Playboy magazine.

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are an integral part and are very important for this

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Uhura on 'How the Rave King Told Her to Come on 'Star Trek

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His face became very serious

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Mission over 5 years: 'Star Trek' 50. became of

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