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'Roots' Star Leslie Uggams Conquered Showbiz — and She's Still Going Strong!

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Empire / Leah Walker / Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams Tony Award-winning singer/dancer/actress Leslie Uggams is not only one of show business’ prettiest faces, she’s got talent in spades. And we loved her as Kizzy in “Roots!

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Can we just show some love for she plays Lucious mom on Leslie Marian Uggams (born May an American actress and singer.

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Leslie Uggams, best known for her role on 'Roots', bundles up in a fur coat on her way into the 'Today' show in New York City.

Leslie Uggams

A singer and actress perhaps best known for her work in the landmark television miniseries Roots, Leslie Uggams was born May in.

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Leslie Uggams, Actress, made her acting debut on television’s “Beulah” and a regular on The Mitch Miller Show before achieving acclaim in Broadway’s “Hallelujah Baby” and TV’s “Roots.”

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Leslie Uggams, Actress, made her acting debut on television’s “Beulah” and a regular on The Mitch Miller Show before achieving acclaim in Broadway’s “Hallelujah Baby” and TV’s “Roots.

Leslie Uggams, an American actress and singer, known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and as Kizzy Reynolds in the 1977 television miniseries Roots. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Born: May 25, 1943, New York City, NY. Beautiful woman!!

Leslie Uggams, an American actress and singer, known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and as Kizzy Reynolds in the 1977 television miniseries Roots. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Born: May New York City, NY.

Leslie Uggams broke America's heart when Kizzy was sold away from her family.  Did you know she's been in show business since 1950?

Leslie Uggams broke America's heart when Kizzy was sold away from her family.

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