Leslie Uggams (Kizzy)
Leslie Uggams grew up in the spotlight, landing her first role at 6 years old. By age 10, she had a movie contract. In the early '60s, Leslie was the lone African-American woman regularly appearing on network television. In 1967, her performance in the Broadway show Hallelujah, Baby! earned her the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 1977, she was cast as Kunta Kinte's daughter, Kizzy, in Roots.