Photo Coverage: Oprah Winfrey Legends Ball

On May 11th, television hostess/actress/The Color Purple producer Oprah Winfrey honored 25 great women--including theatre stars such as Leslie Uggams and Melba Moore--at the Legends Ball, which took place at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.

The Legends Ball will be broadcast on ABC on May 15th from 8 PM to 9 PM. "As the one-year anniversary of her memorable Legends Ball nears, Oprah Winfrey brings to television her personal archival footage from the three-day, once-in-a-lifetime celebration honoring 25 legendary women in the fields of art, entertainment and civil rights," state notes on ABC's website. Visit for more information.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Deborah Roberts

Spike Lee

Dionne Warwick

Gladys Knight

Star Jones

Tyra Banks

Smokey Robinson

Pam Grier

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Melba Moore

Mariah Carey

Leslie Uggams

Lara Spencer

Dance legend Katherine Dunham

Janet Jackson

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