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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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 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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 1937 We Work Again (Short documentary)
Banquo (uncredited)
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 1998 Classified X (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: On Whitman Avenue. Drama. Written by Maxine Wood. Lullaby composed by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Margo Jones. Cort Theatre: 8 May 1946- 14 Sep 1946 (150 performances). Cast: Joanna Albus (as "Edna Reed"), Vivian Baber (as "Wini Bennett"), Ernestine Barrier (as "Kate Tilden"),... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Victim of the blacklisting era of the 1950s. See more »

Nickname:

Lional Canegata

Star Sign:

Pisces

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