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In The Midst Of A Career Resurgence, Leslie Uggams Shares Her Love of New York City

Leslie Uggams, who became a household name portraying Kizzy Kinte Reynolds in Alex Haley’s landmark 1977 miniseries “Roots,” has had an exceptional 2016: She starred as a foul-mouthed senior citizen with superpowers in the Marvel blockbuster “Deadpool;” took on a scene-stealing turn as the bipolar matriarch on the hit TV series, “Empire;” and promoted the release of the 40th anniversary DVD edition of “Roots.”

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