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Bill Lee was born on July 23, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is a composer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), School Daze (1988) and She's Gotta Have It (1986). He is married to Susan Kaplan. They have one child. He was previously married to Jacquelyn Lee. See full bio »
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 1991 Jungle Fever (arranger: "Feeding Off the Love of the Land")
 1988 School Daze (lyrics: "Straight & Nappy", "Be One") / (music: "Straight & Nappy", "Be One") / (writer: "Wake Up Suite", "One Little Acorn")
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (performer: "I'm a Ruler of a South Sea Island")
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 1993 Rage of Vengeance
Restaurant Owner
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Father of the Bride
 1986 She's Gotta Have It
Sonny Darling
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 1989 Do the Right Thing (conductor: The Natural Spiritual Orchestra - as William J.E. Lee)
 1986 She's Gotta Have It (musician: bass)
 1965 George Dumpson's Place (Short documentary) (musician)
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 1990 Mo' Better Blues (technical consultant)

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Other Works:

Jazz bassist.

Alternate Names:

William J.E. Lee

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