[JPL] Nichelle Nichols

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu May 7 14:24:00 EDT 2009

 From imdb.com:

Discovered by Duke Ellington </name/nm0254153/> in her mid-teens, she 
toured with both Ellington and Lionel Hampton </name/nm0359019/> as a 
lead singer and dancer. Decades later, in 1992, she went back to her 
singing "roots", starring in a dramatic one-woman musical show called 
"Reflections", in which she became 12 separate song legends. She was 
also able to use her singing skills a few times in the "Star Trek" 
</title/tt0060028/> (1966) series'.

Jae Sinnett wrote:
> Yes, the Star Trek Nichelle. I heard she sang with Ellington and Lionel Hampton's bands before she appeared in the TV series. I'm curious if anyone knows if she recorded anything with them? Would be an interesting tie into the movie opening. Thanks for any help. 
> Jae Sinnett
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