Down 4,828 this week

Bill Lee (I)

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Bill Lee? Add or change photos

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Bill Lee's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Composer (7 credits)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
 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")
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (3 credits)
 1993 Rage of Vengeance
Restaurant Owner
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Father of the Bride
 1986 She's Gotta Have It
Sonny Darling
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (3 credits)
 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)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 1990 Mo' Better Blues (technical consultant)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Jazz bassist.

Alternate Names:

William J.E. Lee

Did You Know?


Played bass on Aretha Franklin's first four recording sessions for Columbia records. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin terra_firma
Discuss Bill Lee on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page