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Name:  Nichelle Nichols  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1933 in Robbins, Illinois


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*Born in Robbins, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Nichelle Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago. Her father was both the town mayor of Robbins and its chief magistrate. She has studied in Chicago as well as New York and Los Angeles. During her time in New York, Nichelle appeared at the famous Blue Angel and Playboy Clubs, as a singer. She also appeared in the role of Carmen for a Chicago stock company production of "Carmen Jones."She has twice been nominated for the Sara Siddon Award as best actress and is an accomplished dancer and singer as well as an accomplished writer.

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