Leslie Uggams

Singer, Actor
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Born: 05/25/1943 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Deadpool 2016 (Movie)

Blind Al (Actor)

Empire 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYC 22 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Toe to Toe 2010 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual Trumpet Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (1998) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

A Capitol Fourth (1995) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Rooms For Improvement 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

Doris Holly (Actor)

The National Memorial Day Concert 1992 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

54th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas at Radio City Music Hall 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Performer

Sizzle 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Small World 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Book of Lists 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

High Rollers 1973 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Special (05/14/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra and Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Spring in New Orleans 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Poor Pretty Eddie 1974 (Movie)

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Black Girl 1972 (Movie)

Netta (Actor)

Skyjacked 1971 (Movie)

Stewardess (Actor)

Super Comedy Bowl 1 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Palace 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Weeks in Another Town 1961 (Movie)

Chanteuse (Actor)

Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

Roots (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Milestones

2016

Co-starred as Blind Al in comedy action hit "Deadpool"

2001

Had a starring role in "King Hedley II," for which she earned a Tony nomination

2001

Played the angel Jordan in the dramatic stage version of "Heaven Can Wait" performed at Westport Country Playhouse

1993

Returned to feature films after a long absence to act in "Sugar Hill"

1977

Played Kizzy on the landmark ABC miniseries "Roots"

1968

Starred in the CBS variety series "The Leslie Uggams Show"

1950

Began her performing career at age seven, playing Ethel Waters's niece on the sitcom "Beulah"

Signed by Columbia Records after she made an appearance on the popular CBS-TV game show, "Name That Tune"

Recorded ten albums for Columbia Records while attending the Julliard School of Music

Performed on "The Milton Berle Show" and "Your Show of Shows"

Sang at the legendary Apollo Performing Arts Theater as an opening acts for the likes of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Bonus Trivia

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Opened for big name acts at the Apollo Theater at the age of six.

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Gained notability after performing on "Name That Tune" (CBS 1953-59) at the age of 12.

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Upon the premiere of her variety series "The Leslie Uggams Show" (CBS 1969), she became the first black host of a network TV show in over a decade.

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