[JPL] Nichelle Nichols
drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu May 7 14:24:00 EDT 2009
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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