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Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)

Mrrzy 31 Jul 22 - 06:16 PM
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Subject: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 06:16 PM

A 4-octave range! Not surprised Vulcan had no moon.

I am sad, though.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 06:34 PM

There's a nice article on the Guardian website about her life. I particularly liked the photo of her with Obama.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 07:23 PM

Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt Uhura in original Star Trek, dies aged 89


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
From: Jeri
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 10:16 PM

I can't find anything about a "4-octave range", although it might have been claimed in something I haven't seen. I definitely don't know what it has to do with Vulcan, unless Mr Spock is somehow involved. I do remember that Martin Luther King met her once, and if I'm not mistaken, was proud of her. I can understand that. It was many years ago, but I watched the first showing of all the original Star Trek episodes, and could see how ground-breakingly courageous they were.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 10:41 PM

Martin Luther King kept her from quitting Star Trek. she felt she was being mistreated. word got to him and he persuaded her by emphasizing that she was a role model for women and minorties.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 01:28 PM

Of course Mr. Spock was involved.

She started as a singer.

From something with Closing Hailing Frequencies in the headline:

"... her four-octave vocal range saw her perform with Duke Ellington at the tender age of 14 and sparked aspirations to become a singer..."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 03:16 PM

Thanks, Mrrzy - I saw something about Duke Ellington, but not Ms Nichol's vocal range.
Now that EBarnacle said something about MLK, I remember it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 03:21 PM

MLK references PLEASE.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

PRIMARY Sources and not hear-say.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 03:33 PM

Very sad. She was way ahead of her time and one of the few people on TV who could easily slot into much newer productions.

Good article in The Guardian that answers Gargoyles request and many more

RIP Ms Nicols


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 04:59 PM

She was wanting to leave the Star Trek program, but at one point she ended up meeting King, who told her not to leave. I just looked at the Guardian article (maybe I first read it there) and was pleased at that outcome.

Interview on Archive of American Television talks about possibly leaving Star Trek.

There are searches on YouTube for Nichols' singing, and the Star Trek episode is at the top.

Looks like a performance at one of the conventions she attended (2014).

Here are the results of the YouTube search.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 05:56 PM

Garg, if you had access to a search engine such as Google, and looked for "mlk nichelle nichols", you'd get a load of hits, one of which is "this interview by NPR.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 08:47 PM

That said, there are an awful lot of "everybody knows" factoids that don't have any basis. They're urban legends. This just isn't one of those things, and it's a good thing to find the truth of it.

I don't find it hard to understand why MLK would find Star Trek, and Roddenberry, in the lead when it came to human rights, including anti-racism. I'm very glad Nichols played such a ground-breaking role.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Aug 22 - 05:01 AM

This is Nichelle Nichols herself talking about the meeting with MLK.
Can't get more 'primary source' than that.
Uhura


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Aug 22 - 05:26 AM

What a moving story!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 02 Aug 22 - 02:25 PM

For Completeness Dept:

Mrzzy> From something with Closing Hailing Frequencies in the headline

That would be the obituary in The Register.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)(1932-2022)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Aug 22 - 02:42 PM

Thanks.

Also saw somewhere a compilation of surviving trek actors' tributes, sorted by show. Made me weep.


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