RIP, Nichelle Nichols

“At that moment, the world tilted for me.”

Ms. Nichols was 89. She was one of a kind, a true class act.

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7 Responses to RIP, Nichelle Nichols

  1. glitterbug says:

    So sad. I was in love with her back in ’67 when I was 8.

    True class

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  2. laura says:

    What a legend- absolutely unforgettable role and actor. A star has joined the galaxy eternal.

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  3. Redhand says:

    Her account of that discussion with MLK will always stick with me.

    She was a genuine role model, the real thing (and I’m trying not to sound trite).

    The death of a pioneering celebrity like Nichols always gives me a “changing of the guard from one generation to another” feeling. It’s funny, but when I learned of her death, the late Joe E. Brown (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973) came to mind.

    He was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s, with films like A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935), Earthworm Tractors (1936), and Alibi Ike (1935). In his later career Brown starred in Some Like It Hot (1959), as Osgood Fielding III, in which he utters the film’s famous punchline “Well, nobody’s perfect.”

    They didn’t have the same social significance, but seeing them to make me feel like a (temporary) generational bridge.

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  4. Redhand says:

    “but seeing them pass makes me feel like a (temporary) generational bridge.”

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  5. Martin Pollard says:

    Second star to the right, and straight on to eternity. 😢

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