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Leslie Uggams

Biography

African-American star who hosted her very own CBS variety show. She went to the brand new York college Juilliard. She actually is known to be in the musical Hallelujah, Baby! She got wedded to Grahame Pratt on Oct 16, 1965 plus they got two children jointly. She used to utilize Mitch Miller in Sing Along with Mitch.

Quick Facts


Full Name Leslie Uggams
Date Of Birth May 25, 1943
Place Of Birth New York
Height 1.66 m
Profession TV Show Host
Education Professional Children's School, Juilliard School
Nationality American
Spouse Grahame Pratt
Children Danielle Chambers, Justice Pratt
Parents Harold Uggams, Juanita Uggams
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, TV Land Anniversary Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding host/hostess in a variety series, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Personalities
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Movies Deadpool 2, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deadpool, Toe to Toe, Sugar Hill, Poor Pretty Eddie, Black Girl, Skyjacked, Just The Three Of Us, Sizzle, Harold Arlen: An All-Star Tribute
TV Shows All My Children, The Leslie Uggams Show, Roots, Sing Along With Mitch, Backstairs at the White House, Fantasy
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1She was nominated for a 2001 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actress in a Play for "King Hedley II" on Broadway in New York City.
2Educated at the Juilliard School of Music.
3Although John Amos and Madge Sinclair were only three and five years her senior in real life, they played her parents in Roots (1977). Similarly, she is only three years older than her on-screen son Ben Vereen and four months older than her on-screen grandson Georg Stanford Brown in the same production.
4Daughter Danielle Chambers is a singer/actress who went to high school at Beverly Hills High. Upon graduating she went to New York to study Theatre and Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has sung on cruise ships, appeared in a number of regional musicals ("Titanic," "Into the Woods," "Beehive") and produced and performed her own cabaret show.
5Mother of Danielle Chambers, and Justice Pratt, mother-in-law of Keith Chambers.
6She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Incorporated.
7Was in the audience when Buddy Holly and The Crickets made their debut at the Apollo Theater in 1957.
8Reprised her role in 1989/90 at the Lincoln Center's Vivien Beaumont Theatre on Broadway. 1991 saw Leslie touring in "Stringbean", a new play with music based on Ethel Waters' rise to fame in the twenties and thirties.
9She began performing regularly at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem as an extra added attraction before the performances of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington at age six.
10She made her national television debut at age six on the TV series Beulah (1950), portraying the niece of Ethel Waters.
11Raised in the Washington Heights section of New York City.
12Off stage, Leslie is a founding member of the BRAVO Chapter/City of Hope - a charitable organisation dedicated to the study, treatment, and eradication of all blood-related diseases.
13Among her most recent concerts are the Pittsburgh Symphony, Rhode Island Symphony, and The Memorial Day Concert on the Washington Mall, in front of 300,000 people, televised live by PBS.
14She is also a board member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and TADA, a children's musical theatre.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2016TV SeriesLeah Walker
Deadpool2016Blind Al
Nurse Jackie2015TV SeriesVivian
Just the Three of Us2014ShortRegina
NYC 222012TV SeriesEtta King
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesSuzanne Packer
Memphis Beat2011TV SeriesEstelle
Toe to Toe2009Grandma
All My Children1996TV SeriesRose Keefer
Under One Roof1995TV SeriesGeneva
Sugar Hill1993Doris Holly
A Different World1993TV SeriesDr. Eileen Redding
The Cosby Show1991TV SeriesKris Temple
The Love Boat1981-1987TV SeriesLeslie Uggams / Marion Blake / Callie Reason
Hotel1987TV SeriesAmanda Price
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesAlexis Carter
Freedom to Speak1983TV Mini-SeriesBarbara Jordan (scenes deleted)
Sizzle1981TV MovieVonda
Backstairs at the White House1979TV Mini-SeriesLillian Rogers Parks
Roots1977TV Mini-SeriesKizzy Reynolds / Kizzy Reynolds Moore
Poor Pretty Eddie1975Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
Marcus Welby, M.D.1974TV SeriesLaurie Williams
Easter Is1974TV Movie voice
Black Girl1972Netta
Skyjacked1972Lovejoy Wells
Mod Squad1972TV SeriesDina Lane
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970TV MovieSaloon Singer
That's Life1968-1969TV Series
I Spy1966-1967TV SeriesTonia
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV SeriesNatasha Brimstone
Two Weeks in Another Town1962Chanteuse

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special performer: "Love, Look Away", "My Own Morning", "Broadway Baby", "A Whole Lotta Sunlight"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV Special performer: "My Own Morning", "People", "I Don't Know How to Love Him", "Memory"
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV Special performer: "If He Walked Into My Life", "I Don't Want To Know"
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV Special performer: "Someone to Watch Over Me", "Just One of Those Things"
The Muppet Show1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV Movie performer: "It's the Thought That Counts", "Christmas Blech", "Oscar Remember", "That Face", "Christmas Morning", "Tomorrow", "If Just One Person Believes In You", "Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells / Sleigh Ride / Winter Wonderland / I Saw Three Ships" - uncredited
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV Special performer: "I'm Still Here", "Being Alive"
Sinatra and Friends1977TV Special performer: "Where or When", "I Honestly Love You", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Everybody Ought to Be in Love" - uncredited
Poor Pretty Eddie1975performer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
New American Bandstand 19651971TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV Special performer: "Smile, Smile"
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two Weeks in Another Town1962performer: "Don't Blame Me" - uncredited
Sing Along with Mitch1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
Inherit the Wind1960performer: " Gimme Dat Old Time Religion", "Battle Hymn of the Republic" ca 1856 - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remembering 'Roots'2002Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special1978TV Special
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerself - Nominee
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHerself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series and Presenter
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Host, Performer & Presenter: Best Original Score & Best Book of a Musical
Sinatra and Friends1977TV SpecialHerself - Singer
The Mike Douglas Show1966-1976TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Performer and Presenter: Best Actor in a Musical
Spring in New Orleans1976TV Special
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Andy1976TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651971-1975TV SeriesHerself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHerself
The New High Rollers1974TV SeriesAssistant (1974-1980)
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1972-1973TV SeriesHerself
Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II1972TV SpecialHerself
The Dean Martin Show1965-1972TV SeriesHerself
'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin1972TV MovieHerself
The Val Doonican Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Ice Palace1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest Hostess
The 25th Annual Tony Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Flip1971TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Don Knotts Show1970TV SeriesHerself
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis1970DocumentaryHerself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1970TV SeriesHerself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHerself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Nabors Hour1969TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 21st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Alan King Show1969TV MovieHerself - Singer
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Performer and Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Stars for Israel1967TV MovieHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1967TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Audience Bow
What's My Line?1967TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Girl Talk1966-1967TV SeriesHerself
The Match Game1966TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The John Gary Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Bell Telephone Hour1965-1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Hullabaloo1966TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Wonderful World of Leslie Uggams1965TV MovieHerself - Singer
Sing Along with Mitch1961-1964TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Singer / Herself - Regular
The Garry Moore Show1960TV SeriesHerself
Startime1960TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1959TV SeriesHerself
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Crosby Show1958TV SeriesHerself
Your Show of Shows1954TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
TV Teen Club1952TV SeriesHerself - Winning Contestant
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Deadpool: From Comics to Screen... to Screen2016Video documentaryHerself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Pioneers of Television2013-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love2013DocumentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Roots Remembered2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("30th Anniversary")
Words and Music by Jerry Herman2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Interviewee (taped)
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Broadway Beat2003TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years2002TV MovieHerself
Remembering 'Roots'2002Video documentary shortHerself - 'Kizzy'
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Family Guy1999TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story1996DocumentaryHerself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Previous Winner
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl1994TV SpecialHerself
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball1992TV MovieHerself
Reading Rainbow1990TV SeriesHerself
The Ice Capades with Jason Bateman and Alyssa Milano1989TV MovieHerself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1988TV SpecialHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself
A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds1987TV MovieHerself - Performer
Christmas at Radio City Music Hall1986TV MovieHerself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Lighting Design
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter & Performer
Plácido Domingo: Stepping Out with the Ladies1985TV SpecialHerself
All Star Blitz1985TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
Fantasy1982-1983TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1982TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1982TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Limited Series
A Gift of Music1981TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1969-1980TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Television Drama Series
The Muppet Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV MovieHerself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring1978TV MovieHerself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Anniversary AwardTV Land AwardsRoots (1977)· LeVar Burton
· Louis Gossett Jr.
· John Amos
· Ben Vereen
· Todd Bridges
· Cicely Tyson
· Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
· Georg Stanford Brown
· Olivia Cole
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety SeriesFantasy (1982)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety SeriesFantasy (1982)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Television Series - DramaRoots (1977)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy SeriesRoots (1977)


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