Icon of the Day – Sunday, February 28, 2021 – LESLIE UGGAMS
Leslie Uggams is an American actress and singer. Beginning her career as a child in the early 1950s, Uggams is recognized for portraying Kizzy Reynolds in the miniseries Roots (1977), earning Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance. She had earlier been highly acclaimed for the Broadway musical Hallelujah, Baby!, which made her a household name. She is best known to modern audiences as Ryan Reynolds’ roommate in the “Deadpool” movies.
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