Leslie Uggams

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 May 1943, New York City, New York, USA. At the age of six, Uggams was in television’s Beulah (starring Ethel Waters), then Your Show Of Shows, The Milton Berle Show and The Arthur Godfrey Show. From age seven, she performed at Harlem’s 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’ ‘Don’t Blame Me’. Later in the decade she appeared in a Berkeley, California, production of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend. She gained success on Broadway in Hallelujah, Baby! (1968), singing ‘My Own Morning’, ‘I Wanted To Change Him’ and ‘Now’s The Time’, by Jule Styne, Betty...

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