Lieutenant Uhura Recovering from Stroke

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    Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original “Star Trek” TV series and in follow-up films, is recovering from a stroke suffered Wednesday at her Los Angeles home.

    Tests indicate the stroke was mild, her booking manager, Zachery McGinnis, said Friday. He said the 82-year-old actress began therapy Friday.

    “She is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations,” McGinnis said.

    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.

    He said, ‘You cannot do that,’” Nichols recalled. “You’ve changed the face of television forever, and therefore, you’ve changed the minds of people,” she said the civil rights leader told her.

    During the show’s third season, her character and William Shatner’s Capt. James Kirk shared what was described as the first interracial kiss to be broadcast on a U.S. television series. In the episode, their characters, who had always maintained a platonic relationship, were forced into the kiss by aliens who were controlling their actions.

    Nichols also appeared in six big-screen spin-offs of the series starting in 1979 with “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

    More recently, she had a recurring role on television’s “Heroes,” playing the great-aunt of a young boy with mystical powers. Her acting career has continued into the present day with roles in two upcoming films.


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    You follow George Takei on Twiter too??? :c
     
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    It'd good to hear she seems to be OK- so many of the stars we grew up with are dying these days!
     
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    I think the sheds twitter does follow George, yes.
     
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    I literally just saw this story on FB/Twitter like 30 seconds before I refreshed my screen here and saw your thread. :D
     
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    what's your Twitter handle, Neeesie?
     
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    Us nerds in Dark Friday's thread knew about this on Monday :coffee:
     
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    Naz!!!!!! :hug:
     
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    oh hai buddy

    speaking of lieutenants, tomorrow is the 71st anniversary of D-Day

    Lest We Forget
     
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    I'm glad she's doing better.
     
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    Who doesn't?
     
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