• African-American actress Nichelle Nichols is most famous for playing communications officer Uhura on the TV series "Star Trek" and in many movies, but she wanted to leave the series after only one season because she was most interested in performing
musical theater. After getting some offers to perform in musical
theater, she met with series creator Gene Roddenberry to tell him that
she was considering leaving "Star Trek," and he told her, "You can't do this..."