Leslie Uggams is a actress and singer, best known for her
work in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977). She made her
singing debut on the Lawrence Welk Show and was a
regular on NBC’s Sing Along with Mitch (1961-1964),
starring record producer-conductor Mitch Miller. She
also appeared in her own CBS television variety show,
The Leslie Uggams Show in 1969.