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Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has been hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke, her agent announced.

Nichelle Nichols is best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek.

Zach McGinnis wrote on Facebook: “Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke.

“She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.”

Nichelle Nichols, 82, was handpicked by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to appear in the original 1960s TV series.Star Trek Nichelle Nichols suffers stroke

Her casting as fourth in command of the USS Enterprise broke many racial barriers, with Nichelle Nichols becoming the first black woman to share a kiss with a white man (William Shatner who played Captain James T. Kirk) on US television in 1966.

Up until that point, African-American actresses had typically been cast in servile roles, playing housekeepers or maids. Fans of Nichelle Nichols’ Star Trek role reportedly included Dr. Martin Luther King.

In an updated post on Facebook, Zach McGinnis reported that Nichelle Nichols was “awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations.”

Zach McGinnis wrote: “Her right side has shown minor signs of mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses.

“We greatly appreciate all of the love and support her fans are showing at this time.”

The original Star Trek series ran for three years and continues to have a cult following.

Nichelle Nichols went on to star in several Star Trek movies, between 1979 and 1991, including The Wrath of Khan and The Final Frontier.


Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, has been hospitalized after he suffered a stroke.

A spokeswoman for the 84-year-old said he suffered a mild stroke.

Angel Howansky said he went to a Las Vegas hospital late Wednesday night when he had trouble standing up and walking.

She says Joe Jackson was having pains in his head but reports he is feeling fine and should be released on Friday.

Joe Jackson was lucid enough to call a friend, who then drove him to the hospital.

Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father, has been hospitalized after he suffered a stroke

Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, has been hospitalized after he suffered a stroke

His wife, Katherine, is reportedly on her way to Las Vegas to be with him.

Joe Jackson has maintained a residence there for many years while his wife lives in Los Angeles, where she cares for the late pop star’s children.

Angel Howansky says Joe Jackson has had small strokes at least twice before this.

Joe Jackson is the father and former manager of the family of entertainers, which also includes The Jackson 5, La Toya Jackson and Janet Jackson.