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Canada Lee (1907–1952)

Lee played Danny (opposite of Hilda Simms, who played Anna) in Anna Lucasta on Broadway in 1944. Anna Lucasta was the first non-black written play performed by an all black cast on Broadway. He became an actor after careers as a jockey, boxer and musician. Lee was a civil rights activist, following in the footsteps of Paul Robeson. See full bio »

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Known For

Lifeboat
Lifeboat Joe Spencer
(1944)
Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country Reverend Stephen Kumalo
(1951)
Body and Soul
Body and Soul Ben Chaplin
(1947)
Lost Boundaries
Lost Boundaries Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson
(1949)

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 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Oropalo (1950) ... Police Officer
- The Final Bell (1950)
 1949 Lost Boundaries
Lt. 'Dixie' Thompson
 1947 Body and Soul
Ben Chaplin
 1939 Keep Punching
Speedy Joe Williams (Henry's Trainer)
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 1944 Lifeboat (performer: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942), "Du, Du, Liegst Mir im Herzen" - uncredited)
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 1947 The Roosevelt Story (Documentary)
Narrator - Voice of the Depression (voice)
 1945 Ask the OPA (Documentary short)
 1942 Henry Browne, Farmer (Documentary short)
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 1998 Classified X (TV Movie documentary)
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Stage Play: Anna Lucasta. Written by Philip Yordan. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Mansfield Theatre: 30 Aug 1944- 30 Nov 1946 (957 performances). Cast: Georgia Burke (as "Theresa"), Alice Childress (as "Blanche"), Alvin Childress (as "Noah"), Hubert Henry (as "Eddie"), Earle Hyman (as "Rudolf") [Broadway debut], Rosetta LeNoire (as "... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Victim of the blacklisting era of the 1950s. See more »

Nickname:

Lional Canegata

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