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Actor Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on Star Trek, passed away at age 89 in Silver City, New Mexico, on Saturday July 31, 2022. (1967 photo by Ebony Magazine and Desilu Productions, pre-1978-no copyright, https://bit.ly/3OTwKay)

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Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood as communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89.

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer August 1, 2022

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