Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams

Born

5/25/1943, New York City, New York

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Leslie Uggams got her start at age 6, as a child actress on the 1950's TV series Beulah where she starred as Ethel Waters' niece. Leslie appeared on The Arthur Godfrey Show, The Milton Berle Show, Your Show of Shows before taking a break from television at the…more

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    • In 1963, Leslie voted for John F. Kennedy, the first time she had ever cast a vote for president.

    • In 1968, Leslie won the Tony Award in the category of Best Actress in a Musical for her work on the production "Hallelujah, Baby!".

    • In 1977, Leslie was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for her role in part VI of the series Roots.

    • In 1997, Leslie was nominated for an Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her role in the television series All My Children.

    • In 1978, Leslie was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best TV Actress - Drama for her role in the miniseries Roots.

    • In 1983, Leslie won the Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety Series for her work on the series Fantasy.

    • Leslie is a longtime personal friend of Jerry Herman.

    • Leslie stands at 5' 6" or 1.68 m.

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  • Very pretty and should had been a bigger star.

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    I have liked Leslie Uggams as I have the Roots series in my collection of tapes and movies. She is like the jack of all trades. She does Broadway, tv, singing, and movies. I think that she is a very beautiful woman and that she eems to be a great person in reali life as well. She looks great in her now sixties I presume.