Tribute - Nichelle Nichols' 85th Birthday Party in L.A
Par adj85, Los Angeles, The Grove, le 28 décembre 2017
Nichelle Nichols had Celebrated her 85th Birthday last thrusday in Los Angeles, along with Family, Friends, and Fans, including NASA Astronaut Mae Carol Jemison, an American engineer, and physician. A favorite actress of fans worldwide, and a trailblazer for women to be considered for substantial positions in the aerospace industry through NASA, she also opened the doors for many women, as a whole, and especially women of color for acting roles of a significant position versus simply a housewife, maid or secretary. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992,
Actor and singer Robert Davi (Unbelievable!!!!!, License to Kill), actress/singer Carmen Carter (singer on Dancing with the Stars), actress Katrina Van Derham (Unbelievable!!!!!, Leah Remini: It's All Relative), actress/producer Angelique Fawcette (Unbelievable!!!!!), writer/director Steven Fawcett (Unbelievable!!!!!), and singer Chantel Steinreich, among others were present.
As Lieutenant Uhura on the legendary television series Star Trek, Nichols played, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history." Nichols also began volunteering her time with NASA, in a highly effective campaign to recruit minority and female personnel for the space agency. She has continued to appear in various television and film roles, and continued her charitable missions. Ms. Nichols, who is a frequent guest at conventions and events across the globe, travels extensively and enjoys meeting the fans.
Private, intimate birthday parties are usually the norm for Nichols, who decided to include 35 lucky fans in on the festivities this year to mark the milestone birthday.
This event was organized like this :
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Photos & interview arrivals with Stars & VIP
7:00pm - 7:30pm – Fan meet & Greet Guest with Nichelle on Step & repeat
7:35pm – Carmen Carter sings her first song
7:40pm – Angelique Brief welcome to party & intro of Robert David who sing 2 songs
8:15pm – Steve speaks and share about Nichelle’s work and introduces video
9:00pm - Carmen Carter sings her second song
9:45pm – All Guest sing Happy birthday to Nichelle
9:55pm – Goodbye Song by Chantel Steinreich
You can found more photos here
Photos: Adrian Jones (Adj85)
(Source: press release)