05.06.2018

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Suffering from Severe Memory Loss, Claims Son

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Suffering from Severe Memory Loss, Claims Son Getty Images

Nichelle Nichols -- best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek" -- is suffering from severe short-term memory loss and needs protection from being taken advantage of ... according to her son.

Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, filed legal docs Friday nominating 4 fiduciaries to become his 85-year-old mom's conservators -- which would give them control of her finances and decisions related to her health.

Aside from her classic "Star Trek" role, Nichelle's been very active in Hollywood -- she even has 3 projects coming out this year.

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