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Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (1980)

TV Special | 120 min | History, Music

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 ...See moreFilm 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. See less
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Updated May 30, 1980

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May 30, 1980 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Jack Albertson
Frank Schiffman Frank Schiffman   See fewer
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Bunny Briggs
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Cab Calloway
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Natalie Cole
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Billy Eckstine
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Gladys Knight
Herself (as Gladys Knight & the Pips) Herself (as Gladys Knight & the Pips)   See fewer
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The Lester Wilson Dancers
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The Mighty Clouds of Joy
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Lou Rawls
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Nipsey Russell
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Doc Severinsen
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The Temptations
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Sarah Vaughan
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Ben Vereen
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Flip Wilson
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7.6 / 10 | 9 votes