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LESLIE UGGAMS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Leslie Uggams was born on May 25th, 1943 in New York City, New York.  Leslie was born into a family involved in entertaining, her mother was a dancer and her father was a professional singer.  As a young girl she studied at the Professional Children's School of New York and later at Julliard.
 
Her career in entertainment began as a young girl where she would sing on, "The Lawrence Welk Show" and "Sing Along with Mitch".  Along with performing on television, she also released a couple songs as a young girl such as, "Give Me That Old Time Religion", "One More Sunrise" and "House Built on Sand".
 
By 1959, she was given the chance to have her own variety television show called, "The Leslie Uggams Show" (1969), which became the first network show to have an African-American host since the 1950's when Nat King hosted the, "Nat King Cole Show".
 
Uggams was now beginning to make a real name for herself in the industry and was soon adding such credits as the miniseries, "Roots" (1977) starring LeVar Burton and an all-star cast as well as guest television appearances on, "The Muppet Show", "Magnum, P.I." starring Tom Selleck, "Hollywood Squares Fantasy", Markus Welby, M.D." and "The Mod Squad".
 
Along with her television work she also appeared in such feature films as, "Poor Pretty Eddie" (1975), "Sky Jack" (1972), "Black Girl" (1972), "Sugar Hill" (1993) and "Toe Girl" (2009).
 
Leslie has also done some stage work appearing in such productions as, "Hallelujah, Baby!", "Blues in the Night", "Anything Goes", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "On Golden Pond" and "Jerry Girls".  
 
Most recently has appeared in the stage musical, "Stormy Weather" (2009) and on the television series, "Memphis Beat" (2011) and "The Good Wife" (2011) starring Julianna Margulies
 
Leslie Uggams has married only once to Grahame Pratt in 1965 and together they have two children and remain married today. 

 
Filmography

2011   The Good Wife
 
2011   Memphis Beat 

2009   Toe to Toe

2003   Broadway Beat 
 
1996   All My Children

1993   Sugar Hill 

1993   A Different World 
 
1991   The Cosby Show 

1981-1987  The Love Boat

1987   Hotel 
 
1984   Magnum, P.I.

1982   Freedom to Speak

1981   Sizzle 
 
1979   Backstairs at the White House

1978   The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special

1977   Roots

1975   Poor Pretty Eddie 

1974   Marcus Welby, M.D.
 
1974   Easter Is

1972   Black Girl 

1972   Skyjacked
 
1972   The Mod Squad

1970   Swing Out, Sweet Land 

1968-1969  That's Life
 
1967   I Spy 

1966   The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

1962   Two Weeks in Another Town 





Matinee Classics -  2 Weeks in Another Town starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Claire Trevor, James Gregory, George Macready, Erich von Storheim and Leslie Uggams
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Sanford Brown
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sincalir, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Brad Davis, Lane Binkley, Tracey Gold, Hilly Hicks, Lynne Moody, Austin Stoker, Ralph Waite, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus  Rasulala, Moses Gunn, Hari Rhodes, Ren Woods, Ernest Lee Thomas, Lorne Greene, Scatman Crothers,


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