Appeared (as "Hazel Sharp") in a production of "Kicks and Co.". NOTE: Nominated for a Sara Siddon Award.
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I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do, and by the grace of God, I've been able to succeed in my chosen career.
Her role as Uhura on Star Trek
(1966) was one of the first times that an African-American actress was portrayed in a non-stereotypical role. Previously, African-American actresses were depicted as maids or housekeepers, and Nichols' role broke the stereotype barrier among African-American actresses. Like Sidney Poitier
, whose characters were three-dimensional (e.g., Detective Virgil Tibbs), ...