10/02/2007

What Is Up With Me And People's Names?...

I think Leslie Uggams has an unfortunate last name.

You're probably asking, "Who the hell is Leslie Uggams?"

How the fuck should I know?

I just remember hearing her name at some point.
I think she achieved some level of fame for doing something.
My guess is acting.

Maybe singing.

13 comments:

Dick Small said...

The name Leslie Uggams reminds me of the character "Mrs. Wiggins", the dumb blonde secretary that Carol Burnett played on her show. I'm sure Leslie's a bit brighter than that, though.

Skylers Dad said...

My parents always watched Sing along with Mitch. I hated it, but remember them talking about Leslie Uggams back then. And I am old dude, so you know how old that makes Leslie!

Dick Small said...

Wow.

Spooney Hawthorne said...

I always got a kick out of the names Randolph Mantooth, Basil Rathbone & Agnes Moorehead.

Hot Lemon said...

Does Ms. Uggams have big juggams??

Distributorcap said...

she was like a poor man's Eartha Kitt...

then again who is Eartha Kitt

i remember seeing her on broadway when i was like 8... i am sure she was NOT one of the daughters in Fiddler on the Roof -- a show my parents took me to see at least 5x.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Thanks for reminding me of a last-name post!

Chris said...

DS- Like I said, I know nothing about her. She could be Abert Einstein or she could be a box of rocks. I have no idea.

S.D.- According to Wikipedia, she's 64 years young.

Spooney- For some reason I recall Mantooth's name coming up before on someone's blog. Not surprising. It a distinctive name.

HL- Your guess is as good as mine.

DC- I worked behind the scenes of my high school's production of FOTR. That play is burned into my brain from hearing it so many times.

GKL- Anytime.

Dick Small said...

Eartha Kitt played Catwoman on Batman. Well, so did Lee Meriwether, but Eartha was the black catwoman.

Dale said...

I know Leslie, she was in Roots. And she has that name! And that's about it.

Spooney said...

Dick Small said...
"Eartha Kitt played Catwoman on Batman. Well, so did Lee Meriwether, but Eartha was the black catwoman."

...don't forget Julie Newmar, she was the hottest Catwoman!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Leslie was one of those celebrities known more for her 70s game show appearances than for any actual entertaining she ever did.

mimi said...

I had a meeting with Richard Assberger, a wine buyer. And naturally all my friends started calling him Dick Assberger.

Imagine my surprise when I showed up and his real name was Rich Fassbinder.

Still bad.

...

Not as bad as the blind date my mother set me up on...with Dan Whitehead.