News and information about Ben Vereen on Oprah.com.
When Ben Vereen first heard about a project called Roots, he knew he wanted to be a part of it. His agent had other ideas. Watch as Ben shares how the role of "Chicken" George finally came his way thousands of miles from Hollywood.
Even before Roots riveted Americans, cast members say they knew they were a part of something special. Watch as John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr. and Ben Vereen describe the atmosphere of the set.
Did Roots open the door to a greater conversation about race in America? Watch as cast members John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen and Louis Gossett Jr. discuss why that door needs to be opened wider and where they think the country is today.
Oprah Radio host Dr. Mehmet Oz talks with actor Ben Vereen , who has diabetes, about his efforts to spread awareness about the disease.
more information on Leslie Uggams, visit her official Facebook page or view her YouTube channel . Ben Vereen Ben Vereen ("Chicken" George) Ben Vereen is a triple-threat actor, dancer and singer whose talent has touched generations. After graduating
the series, including Cicely Tyson and LeVar Burton, as well as Leslie Uggams, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Ben Vereen . With original clips from "Roots" serving as their backdrop, the cast shares with Oprah their personal accounts of
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Louis Gossett Jr. won an Emmy� for Roots and was only the third African-American male to win an Oscar�, for An Officer and a Gentleman. Watch as he describes how his life changed after Oscar.