25 May 1943, New York City, New York, USA. At the age of six, Uggams was in televisions Beulah (starring Ethel Waters), then Your Show Of Shows, The Milton Berle Show and The Arthur Godfrey Show. From age seven, she performed at Harlems Apollo Theatre. A television appearance on Name That Tune led to Mitch Miller signing her to Columbia Records and featuring her on his television show, Sing Along With Mitch. In the early 60s, Uggams made albums, had a minor US hit single with One More Sunrise (Morgen), worked nightclubs, and made a film, Two Weeks In Another Town (1962), singing Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields Dont Blame Me. Later in the decade she appeared in a Berkeley, California, production of Sandy Wilsons The Boy Friend. She gained success on Broadway in Hallelujah, Baby! (1968), singing My Own Morning, I Wanted To Change Him and Nows The Time, by Jule Styne, Betty...
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