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Birth Name: Nichelle Nichols
Born: 12/28/1932
Birth Place: Robbins, Illinois, USA

Born Grace Nichols on Dec. 28, 1932 in Robbins, IL, to parents Samuel Earl, a factory worker and local civic leader, and Lishia, she grew up in Chicago, where she studied dance from an early age. Given the nickname "Nichelle" by a dance instructor who was impressed by the youngster's exceptional grace, Nichols was later discovered by the great Duke Ellington at the age of 14. Touring extensively with Ellington and the Lionel Hampton Band as a singer and dancer, she also began performing in various theatrical productions in Chicago and New York. Acclaimed stage performances included the title role in "Carmen Jones" and a supporting appearance in "Kicks and Company," a highly anticipated music... Continue Bio >>


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