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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.

Today, Leslie Uggams has been touring nationally with Uptown Downtown. For more information on Leslie Uggams, visit her official Facebook page or view her YouTube channel.
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Published on January 16, 2012

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