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Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (1980)

Film clips of stars like Billie Holiday and Bojangles Robinson meld nicely with burlesque skits, singing and dancing by the hosts, Billy Eckstine, Bunny Briggs, Cab Calloway, Gladys Knight ... See full summary »

Director:

Dwight Hemion
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Albertson ... Frank Schiffman
Bunny Briggs ... Himself
Cab Calloway ... Himself
Natalie Cole ... Herself - Host
Billy Eckstine Billy Eckstine ... Himself
Gladys Knight ... Herself (as Gladys Knight & the Pips)
The Lester Wilson Dancers The Lester Wilson Dancers ... Themselves
The Mighty Clouds of Joy The Mighty Clouds of Joy ... Themselves
Lou Rawls ... Himself - Host
Nipsey Russell ... Himself
Doc Severinsen ... Himself
Howard 'Sandman' Sims Howard 'Sandman' Sims ... Himself
The Temptations ... Themselves
Sarah Vaughan ... Herself
Ben Vereen ... Himself - Host
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Film clips of stars like Billie Holiday and Bojangles Robinson meld nicely with burlesque skits, singing and dancing by the hosts, Billy Eckstine, Bunny Briggs, Cab Calloway, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Nipsey Russell, Doc Severinsen, Sandman Sims, the Temptations, Jack Albertson and Sarah Vaughan. Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Flip Wilson and Ben Vereen headline a flamboyant yet sophisticated paean to Harlem's famed music-and-comedy crucible. NBC Hope Enterprises.

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Genres:

History | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uptown: A Musical Comedy History of Harlem's Apollo Theatre See more »

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Color
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