Star Trek's 'Uhura' Has Stroke

Actress Nichelle Nichols is recuperating
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2015 5:39 PM CDT
Nichelle Nichols in 2014.   (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Another jolt for Star Trek fans: Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura, suffered a mild stroke last night, according to a post on her Facebook page. "She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was," says the post. notes that Nichols, now 82, busted barriers as an African-American actress, and her 1968 kiss with William Shatner was one of the first interracial kisses on TV. The news follows this year's death of Leonard Nimoy.

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