Whoopi Goldberg pays tribute to 'her friend' Nichelle Nichols

The trailblazing actress, who passed away on Saturday aged 89, was one of the first Black women to play a major role on primetime television as communications officer Nyota Uhura in the 1960s Star Trek series. Goldberg, who followed in Nichols' footsteps by playing Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation paid tribute to one of her career inspirations during a segment on The View on Monday. "Nichelle Nichols was a trailblazer, a heroine, and an extraordinary woman - somebody who inspired millions and millions of people, but who inspired me...”

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