Show Business: Lacely Ugigimous

She is full of zing. She shakes with rhythm. Her dark eyes shine with irreverence in a pretty face of high cheekbones with a firm chin. She is a Negro girl who could be Johnny Mathis' little sister.

Her name is Leslie Uggams, and she has been in and around TV for twelve years. She appeared with Arthur Godfrey, Garry Moore, Sid Caesar, Peter Lind Hayes, Bob Crosby. She won $25,000 as a contestant on Name That Tune. Mitch Miller, as Columbia Records' artists-and-repertory man, saw her and signed her to a contract, starting her...

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